Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
IDRiVE Capabilities
An Implementation of Vicarious Learning with Deep-Level Reasoning Questions in Middle School and High School Classrooms. IDRiVE employs vicarious learning strategies wherein learners observe virtual tutoring sessions from multimedia learning environments with deep-level questions that facilitate constructive learning to optimize classroom instruction.

Significant Publications:
  • Gholson, B., Witherspoon, A., Morgan, B., Brittingham, J., Coles, R., Graesser, A.C., Sullins, J., & Craig, S. D. (in press). Exploring the deep-level reasoning questions effect during vicarious learning among eighth to eleventh graders in the domains of computer literacy and Newtonian physics. Instructional Science.
  • Craig, S. D., Sullins, J., Witherspoon, A., & Gholson, B. (2006). Deep-level reasoning questions effect: The role of dialog and deep-level reasoning questions during vicarious learning. Cognition and Instruction, 24(4), 565–591.
  • Gholson, B., & Craig, S. D. (2006). Promoting constructive activities that support vicarious learning during computer-based instruction. Educational Psychology Review, 18, 119–139.
  • Craig, S. D., Driscoll, D., & Gholson, B. (2004). Constructing knowledge from dialog in an intelligent tutoring system: Interactive learning, vicarious learning, and pedagogical agents. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 13, 163–183.
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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