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In our research, we investigate how techniques from Software Technology (ST) and Programming Languages (PL) can be used for designing and building tools for education. More specifically, we investigate how to automatically generate hints and feedback for such tools. An Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) helps students with learning a particular topic. It typically does this by offering learning material to study, tasks to solve, and by providing various kinds of help. The help provided by an ITS may take several forms: it might be through sequencing the tasks in a way that suits the student, providing scaffolding at the level of the student, giving elaborated feedback on the steps a student takes towards a solution for a task, helping a student take a next step towards a solution, etc. In our research, we focus on two topics.
- Generic ITS framework: We work on the generic framework IDEAS (Interactive Domain-specific Exercise Assistants) for constructing expert-knowledge modules, also called domain reasoners.
- Specific ITS problem domains: We use the IDEAS framework for specific problem domains to build Intelligent Tutoring Systems. By studying specific problem domains, we discover new opportunities and challenges, which typically leads to general solutions that can also be applied in other problem domains. The tools we develop are tested in a classroom setting, after which logfiles are analyzed and effects are measured.
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- Research Line Security and privacy (part of THIS program) - Senior Lecturer
- Research Line Teaching and learning (part of THIS program) - Senior Lecturer
- Department of Computer Science - Senior Lecturer
- Research Line Innovation (part of LIRS program) - Senior Lecturer
- Research Line Teaching and learning (part of THIS program) - Full Professor
- Department of Computer Science - Full Professor
Person: Honorary staff20142021
- Department of Computer Science - Associate professor
- Research Line Teaching and learning (part of THIS program) - Associate Professor
- Research Line Learning (part of LIRS program) - Associate Professor
Venema, M., de la Piedra, A. & Alpár, G., 15 Feb 2022, In: IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems. 2022, 2, p. 192-239 48 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference Article in journal › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access
Alpár, G., Yeni, S., Aivaloglou, E. & Hermans, F., 11 May 2022, Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2022). Kallel, I., Kammoun, H. & Hsairi, L. (eds.). IEEE, p. 217-225 9 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Article in proceeding › Academic › peer-review
Stuurman, S., Bijlsma, A., Kok, A. J. F., Passier, H. J. M. & Pootjes, H. J., May 2022, In: Software-Practice & Experience. 52, 5, p. 1305-1315 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access
Sylvia Stuurman (Speaker)8 Oct 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Talk or presentation (not at a conference) › Popular