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WhaleWatch: An Intelligent Multimedia Math Tutor David M. Hart, Ivon Arroyo, Joseph E. Beck and Beverly P. Woolf
 

Summary: WhaleWatch: An Intelligent Multimedia Math Tutor
David M. Hart, Ivon Arroyo, Joseph E. Beck and Beverly P. Woolf
Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
{dhart,ivon,beck,bev}@cs.umass.edu
Carole R. Beal
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
cbeal@psych.umass.edu
Abstract: Mathematics training is essential for participation in science and engineering
careers, yet many students, especially girls, dislike and avoid math, and are therefore
unprepared for university science majors and graduate programs. The goal of this project is to
increase students' interest in math and their confidence in their ability to learn math through
an intelligent, model-based multimedia tutor, WhaleWatch. Based on a dynamically updated
student model, WhaleWatch selects problems of appropriate difficulty and provides help and
instruction as needed. The results of several evaluation studies indicate that WhaleWatch
had a positive impact on students' math self concept and beliefs in the value of learning

  

Source: Arroyo, Ivon M. - Center for Knowledge Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Massachusetts at Amherst, University of - Department of Computer Science, Center for Knowledge Communication (CKC)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences