Limitations of Student Control: Do Students Know When They Need Help?

  title={Limitations of Student Control: Do Students Know When They Need Help?},
  author={Vincent Aleven and Kenneth R. Koedinger},
  booktitle={Intelligent Tutoring Systems},
Intelligent tutoring systems often emphasize learner control: They let the students decide when and how to use the system's intelligent and unintelligent help facilities. This means that students must judge when help is needed and which form of help is appropriate. Data about students’ use of the help facilities of the PACT Geometry Tutor, a cognitive tutor for high school geometry, suggest that students do not always have these metacognitive skills. Students rarely used the tutor’s on-line… CONTINUE READING
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