Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
GURU Capabilities
Guru: A Computer Tutor that Models Expert Human Tutors. Guru models the strategies and dialogue of expert human tutors and is a
logical progression from AutoTutor, which models the strategies and dialogue of novice human tutors.
  • PI: Andrew Olney
  • Co-PIs: Art Graesser, Natalie Person, Betsy Williams
  • Funding Agency: IES
  • Dates: 2008–2011
  • Amount: $1,858,176
Significant Publications:
  • Olney, A. M. (2007). Latent semantic grammar induction: Context, projectivity,and prior distributions. Proceedings of TextGraphs-2: Graph-Based Algorithms for Natural Language Processing (pp. 45–52). Rochester, NY: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Graesser, A. C., D’Mello, S. K., & Person, N. K. (in press). Meta-knowledge in tutoring. In D. J. Hacker, J. Dunlosky, & A. C. Graesser (Eds.), Handbook of metacognition in education. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Cade, W., Copeland, J., Person, N. K., & D’Mello, S. (2008). Dialogue modes in expert tutoring. In B. P. Woolf, E. Aimeur, R. Nkambou, & S. Lajoie (Eds.), Intelligent tutoring systems: ITS 2008 Proceedings (pp. 470–479). Montreal, Canada: Springer-Verlag.
  • D’Mello, S. K., Jackson, G. T., Scotty, S., Morgan, B., Chipman, P., White, H., Person, N. K., Kort, B., el Kaliouby, R., Picard, R., & Graesser, A. C. (2008). AutoTutor detects and responds to learners aff ective and cognitive states. Emotional and Cognitive Issues in ITS 2008 Workshop Proceedings (pp. 31–43). Montreal, Canada: Springer-Verlag.
  • Lehman, B. A., Matthews, M., D’Mello, S. K., & Person, N. K. (2008). What are you feeling?: Investigating student aff ective states during expert human tutoring sessions. In B. P. Woolf, E. Aimeur, R. Nkambou, & S. Lajoie (Eds.), Intelligent tutoring systems: ITS 2008 Proceedings (pp. 50–59). Montreal, Canada: Springer-Verlag.
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
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