Using Assessment Software to Create a Dialogue-Based Tutorial

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Abstract

Automated tutorials enable students to prepare and revise topics whenever they wish. Very large and growing class sizes on key pathways mean that busy tutors and students are glad of software programs that automate some of the more routine student-tutor interactions. I present a worked example of a short automated adaptive tutorial, inspired by human-to-human dialogue and created using the kind of widely deployed assessment software that is used for authoring multiple-response (check-box) exam questions. Combining their teaching experience with some basic control logic, tutors can use to good educational effect the distinctive answer combinations that students provide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages38-44
Number of pages7
Volume9
No.1
Specialist publicationACM Inroads
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Assessment software
  • Automated tutorials

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