The Role of Intelligent Tutoring Systems in Education: An Overview of AutoTutor

Max Louwerse, Art Graesser, Xiangen Hu, Natalie Person

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Intelligent Tutoring Systems have become more common in education nowadays. AutoTutor is one such system. It uses a world knowledge representation, natural language processing, production scripts and a conversational interface. By assisting students in actively constructing knowledge, AutoTutor shows close to natural didactic and conversational skills. Not only is the system beneficial for both students and teachers, it also helps to test hypotheses in various interdisciplinary fields and generates various new research questions, thus playing an important role in education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SITE 2002 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
EditorsDee Anna Willis, Jerry Price, Niki Davis
Place of PublicationNashville
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ISBN (Print)978-1-880094-44-0
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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