Computer-Based Learning Environments (Autumn 2000)
Welcome to the 590D Autumn 2000 home page!
Wednesday afternoons 3:30-4:20 in Loew Hall 114.
CSE Faculty Coordinator: Steve Tanimoto
GENERAL TOPIC: The design of computer-based learning environments.
Inference of student models from evidence gathered during processes of
construction and communication.
Intelligent support for configuring or building learning environments.
Learning environments for computer programming.This is an interdisciplinary
seminar, typically involving participants from CSE, Cognitive Psychology,
the College of Education's Curriculum and Instruction program, and EE.
Our activities include reading and discussing recent papers, critiquing
software systems, designing components of computer-based learning environments,
and occasionally, visiting classrooms to observe K-12 or undergraduate
students interacting with computers.
Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education)
Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS
The new INFACT-FORUM and INFACT-MARKUP tools from the Online Assessment
(or CRLT = Collaborative Research in Learning Technologies) project. INFACT-MARKUP
supports the development of rules that can automatically analyze student
postings for particular text patterns that may suggest particular misconceptions
about the subject matter.
Software written by Jeremy Baer, Steve Tanimoto, and the METIP (Mathematics
Experiences Through Image Processing) Project for manipulating images using
October 4: Discussion of design criteria for online learning learning environments.
Please read the paper on CAROL5, which describes a programming language
for "social" learning environments.
Adam will summarize this week's paper, entitled "Methodological Issues
in the Content Analysis of Computer Conference Transcripts" and co-authored
by Rourke, Anderson, Garrison, and Archer. The paper is available
October 18: Tom Lewis and Scott Macklin from UWired present the Catalyst
suite of tools.
October 25: (tentative topic) Ethical aspects of pedagogical agents.
The paper is here
November 8: (no class)
November 15: Bill Winn presents the Virtual Puget Sound project.
November 22: (no class)
November 29: Presentation by Jeremy Baer on pedagogical agent architecture
and conversational authoring.
December 6: Buz Hunt presents an overview of the DIAGNOSER project.
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There is also an educational
technology seminar this quarter in the College of Education. It meets
on roughly alternate Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50.