Can young people with autism spectrum disorder benefit from an open learner model?

Beate Grawemeyer, Hilary Johnson, Mark Brosnan

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Abstract

This paper describes the evaluation of Maths Island Tutor - an intelligent tutoring system for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The tutor includes an open learner model (OLM). In order to benefit from this feature, the learner needs to be able to process metacognitive attributes, which can be impaired in ASD. In order to address the needs of this specific population, young people with ASD were involved in the design of the software for their use, including the OLM. A preliminary study evaluating the system demonstrated that young people with ASD did initiate access to their OLM, could correctly reproduce details from their OLM, and could also highlight the location of (study-intended) errors within their OLMs giving rise to suggestions about their abilities to remember and potentially meta-cognitively reflect on their learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 17th International Conference, AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 22-26, 2015
EditorsC. Conati, N. Heffernan, A. Mitrovic, M. F. Verdejo
PublisherSpringer
Pages591-594
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319197722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015
Event17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9112

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period22/06/1526/06/15

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    Grawemeyer, B., Johnson, H., & Brosnan, M. (2015). Can young people with autism spectrum disorder benefit from an open learner model? In C. Conati, N. Heffernan, A. Mitrovic, & M. F. Verdejo (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Education: Proceedings of 17th International Conference, AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 22-26, 2015 (pp. 591-594). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9112). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_69