MetaTutor: Analyzing self-regulated learning in a tutoring system for biology


We report preliminary data of an initial laboratory study examining the effectiveness of self-regulated learning (SRL) training versus no training on learners' ability to deploy SRL processes and learn about the circulatory system with MetaTutor. MetaTutor is an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) designed to train and foster learners' SRL processes while learning about several complex human body systems. We used a mixed methodology approach and include the results of a subset of the participants (N=30) whose product and process data we have analyzed. Overall, the results indicate that the SRL training group significantly outperformed the control group. © 2009 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

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Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications