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    Adaptive tutoring in an intelligent conversational agent system

    Latham, Annabel ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8410-7950, Crockett, Keeley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1941-6201, McLean, David ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7894-5176 and Edmonds, Bruce ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3903-2507 (2012) Adaptive tutoring in an intelligent conversational agent system. In: Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence VIII. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7430 (7430). Springer Verlag (Germany), Heidelberg, pp. 146-167. ISBN 9783642346446 (softcover); 9783642346453 (ebook)

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    This paper describes an adaptive online conversational intelligent tu-toring system (CITS) called Oscar that delivers a personalised natural language tutorial. During the tutoring conversation, Oscar CITS dynamically predicts and adapts to a student’s learning style. Oscar CITS aims to mimic a human tutor by using knowledge of learning styles to adapt its tutoring style and improve the effectiveness of the learning experience. Learners can intuitively explore and discuss topics in natural language, helping to establish a deeper understanding of the topic and boost confidence. An initial study into the adaptation to learn-ing styles is reported which produced encouraging results and positive test score improvements. The results show that students experiencing a tutorial adapted to suit their learning styles performed significantly better than those experiencing an unsuited tutorial.

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