PI: Xiangen Hu
Co-PIs: Art Graesser, John Haddock, Scotty Craig, Andrew Olney, Vasile Rus

SKOPE-ITResearchers from the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis (UM) plan to develop Shareable Knowledge Object (SKO) Modules Using a Portable Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to teach mathematics to high school students. The proposed project targets intelligent tutoring systems that use animated conversational agents to hold conversations with learners in natural language. The proposed development focus on high school Algebra addresses a gap in agent-based learning systems in mathematics with applicability to addition STEM content and Navy training topics that require deep conceptual learning and/or precise analytical reasoning. It also addresses a key area of achievement deficiency among the nation's high school student that negatively impacts pipeline development for future STEM fields important to the Navy.

This project won the Office of Navel Research STEM Grand Challenge and was featured in EdWeek.


  • Shareable Knowledge Object Portable Environment for Intelligent Tutoring. Funding Agency: ONR. $1,477,402.