Special Panel Sessions
ITS and Learning@Scale (June 7, 2014 at 17:15)
Learning science and computer science are poised to adress questions of pedagogy in a new age of massive scale and openness. The new ingredients of massiveness and free-accessibility add significantly to the transformational possibilities in education, for quality, flexibility, affordability, as well as definitional changes to its boundaries, form,and content. This panel will elaborate a research agenda for intelligent tutoring systems at scale and will update prior conceptualizations of ITS with a new appreciation for dimensions of cale and openness. The panel will NOT provide answers in this emerging field; rather it will discuss some of the many questions that present themselves. Panelists will discuss topics such as personalizing learning and teaching at scale, social learning at scale, and machine learning/data mining at scale.
Moderator: Beverly Woolf
Panelists: Claude Frasson,Carolyn Rose, James Lester, Sidney D'Mello, Luc Paquette
Grand Challenges for Intelligent Tutoring Systems in STEM: Progress and Perspectives
(June 8, 2014 at 13:05)
This two-part special event will explore perspectives on the key grand challenge problems facing the ITS community. Grand challenge problems benefit from community-wide focus because they involve long time-horizons and coordination of many stakeholders. Core themes will include Bloom's 2-sigma for learning gains, reducing cost for building ITS, scaling up ITS, and hybrid tutoring systems. As a starting point for discussion, teams involved in the Office of Naval Research STEM Grand Challenge for ITS will present on the grand challenge problems they are targeting and their progress toward those goals. These teams span five major ITS research groups with strong track records (Arizona State University, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BBN Technologies, and the University of Memphis). In the second session, a moderated panel discussion of research program officers and field experts from different spheres will discuss current and future grand challenges that they feel should drive future research. The event will conclude with an open forum for questions and comments on the formulation of these challenges and the specific projects intended to address them.
Facilitator: Ben Nye
Moderator: Ray Perez
Leaders: Xiangen Hu, Art Graesser, Beverly Woolf, Neil Heffernan, Kurt VanLehn, Bruce Roberts
Panelists: Heather Holden, Diego Zapata-Rivera, James Lester, H. Chad Lane, Ido Roll
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