James Pellegrino

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Traditional studies of intelligent tutoring systems have focused on their use in the classroom. Few have explored the advantage of using ITS as a web-based homework (WBH) system, providing correctness-only feedback to students. A second underappreciated aspect of WBH is that teachers can use the data to more efficiently review homework. Universities across(More)
The notion that children learn by constructing their own knowledge is highly popular these days among educational theorists. But what are the particular abilities that enable learners to be successful? And how must computer systems, and in particular their user interfaces, be designed to foster and support those abilities? The panel members represent(More)
ii DEDICATION I would like to dedicate this thesis to my husband Chris and my mother Phyllis. Without your unending love, support and patience none of this would have been possible. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First, I must thank my advisor, Jennifer Wiley. Throughout my graduate career Jenny has always had my best interests in mind. She worked hard to make sure(More)
ii DEDICATION I would like to dedicate this dissertation to my parents, Jim and Helga Jarosz, for their lifelong love and support, as well as to my grandfathers, Ted Jarosz and Ted Haderspeck, for serving as a lifelong inspiration. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would first like to thank my advisor, Jennifer Wiley. Over my time in graduate school, she has(More)
This study investigated upper-level college students' understanding of evidence use in quality scientific arguments. Responses to a required online 'contrasting-essays' assignment provided instructors with quick access to formative information about students' capacity to evaluate the quality of argument and the use of evidence therein. Students(More)
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