ARIES: Acquiring Research Investigative and Evaluative Skills for Scientifi c Inquiry.
The researchers are developing and testing an interactive intelligent tutor called
ARIES that teaches critical thinking in science. The learner holds conversations with
two animated pedagogical agents while solving a number of engaging problems in the
social and physical sciences.
- PI (UM): Art Graesser
- Funding Agency: IES (subcontract from Northern Illinois University; Keith Millis is
- Dates: 2007–2010
- Amount: $640,000
- Graesser, A. C., Jeon, M., & Dufty, D. (2008). Agent technologies designed to facilitate
interactive knowledge construction. Discourse Processes, 45, 298–322.
- Storey, J. K., Kopp, K. J., Wiemer, K., Chipman, P., & Graesser, A. C. (in press).
Using AutoTutor to teach scientifi c critical thinking skills. Behavior Research Methods.
|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.