Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
ITS enhancement of learning content Capabilities

The Center's researchers have worked on building dialogue based intelligent tutoring systems since the mid 1990’s. These systems tutor the learners using natural language conversations led by the system using questions, hints, prompts and summaries in a simulation of a real tutor. These systems can be integrated into already existing learning content to provide a just in time check for understanding of the material along with scaffolded learning if needed.

Typical Intelligent Tutoring System Project 
  • A typical use of an intelligent tutoring system to enhance learning content would consist of a production phase and an evaluation phase. 
    • Production phase: The construction phase Augments learning content: Incorporates existing course content into a dynamic tutoring system 
    • Evaluation phase: After the system is created an evaluation phase would test the effectiveness of the system using randomized experimental designs. 

Examples of Current Systems

The ADL-CITSRD is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis. Researchers associated with the center are faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). The center researchers have extensive experience in research, development, and evaluation of advanced learning environments.
Research Capabilities
Cognitive studies of learning systems
Impact study of Learning Technology in Applied Settings
Development Capabilities
ITS enhancement of learning content
Service Capabilities
Usability Analysis for Learning Environments
Text Analysis Using Computational Linguistics Tools
Team Memphis Projects
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