Improving Artificial Teachers by Considering How People Learn and Forget

IUI '21, 2021

Aurélien Nioche, Pierre-Alexandre Murena, Carlos de la Torre-Ortiz and Antti Oulasvirta

Abstract

The paper presents a novel model-based method for intelligent tutoring, with particular emphasis on the problem of selecting teaching interventions in interaction with humans. Whereas previous work has focused on either personalization of teaching or optimization of teaching intervention sequences, the proposed individualized model-based planning approach represents convergence of these two lines of research. Model-based planning picks the best interventions via interactive learning of a user memory model’s parameters. The approach is novel in its use of a cognitive model that can account for several key individual- and material-specific characteristics related to recall/forgetting, along with a planning technique that considers users’ practice schedules. Taking a rule-based approach as a baseline, the authors evaluated the method’s benefits in a controlled study of artificial teaching in second-language vocabulary learning (N = 53).

Publication

Aurélien Nioche, Pierre-Alexandre Murena, Carlos de la Torre-Ortiz and Antti Oulasvirta

Improving Artificial Teachers by Considering How People Learn and Forget

IUI '21

@inproceedings{nioche2021improving,
author = {Nioche, Aurelien and Murena, Pierre-Alexandre and de la Torre-Ortiz, Carlos and Oulasvirta, Antti},
title = {Improving Artificial Teachers by Considering How People Learn and Forget},
year = {2021},
isbn = {9781450380171},
publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3397481.3450696},
doi = {10.1145/3397481.3450696},
booktitle = {26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces},
pages = {445–453},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {User modeling, Intelligent tutoring, Adaptive UI},
location = {College Station, TX, USA},
series = {IUI '21}
}