Int. J. of Knowledge and Learning   »   2008 Vol.4, No.1



Title: Personalised correction, feedback and guidance in an automated tutoring system for skills training


Author: Claire Kenny, Claus Pahl


School of Computing, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.
School of Computing, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland


Abstract: In addition to knowledge, in various domains skills are equally important. Active learning and training are effective forms of education. We present an automated skills training system for a database programming environment that promotes procedural knowledge acquisition and skills training. The system provides support features such as correction of solutions, feedback and personalised guidance, similar to interactions with a human tutor. Specifically, we address synchronous feedback and guidance based on personalised assessment. Each of these features is automated and includes a level of personalisation and adaptation. At the core of the system is a pattern-based error classification and correction component that analyses student input.


Keywords: automated tutoring; correction; personalisation; feedback; personalised guidance; skills training; database programming; personalised assessment; error classification; student input; online tutoring.


DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2008.019738


Int. J. of Knowledge and Learning, 2008 Vol.4, No.1, pp.75 - 92


Available online: 27 Jul 2008



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