Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) make up a teaching modality that aims to reach a large number of students using Virtual Learning Environments. In these courses, the intervention of tutors and teachers is essential to support students in the teaching-learning process, answer questions about their content, and provide engagement for students. However, as these courses have a vast and diverse audience, tutors and teachers find it difficult to monitor them closely and efficiently with prompt interventions. This work proposes an architecture to favor the construction of knowledge for students, tutors, and teachers through autonomous interference and recommendations of educational resources. The architecture is based on a conversational agent and an educational recommendation system. For the training of predictive models and extraction of semantic information, ontology and logical rules were used, together with inference algorithms and machine learning techniques, which act on a dataset with messages exchanged between course forum participants in the humanities, medicine, and education fields. The messages are classified according to the type (question, answer, and opinion) and parameters about feeling, confusion, and urgency. The architecture can infer the moment in which a student needs help and, through a Conversational Recommendation System, provides the student with the opportunity to revise his or her knowledge on the subject. To help in this task, the architecture can provide educational resources via an autonomous agent, contributing to reducing the degree of confusion and urgency identified in the posts. Initial results indicate that integrating technologies and resources, complementing each other, can support the students and help them succeed in their educational training.

Rossi, D., Stroele, V., Braga, R., Caballe, S., Capuano, N., Campos, F., Dantas, M., Lomasto, L., Toti, D., CAERS: A Conversational Agent for Intervention in MOOCs’ Learning Processes, Paper, in Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, (New York, 14-18 June 2021), Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin 2022:<<LECTURE NOTES IN NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS>>,349 371-382. 10.1007/978-3-030-90677-1_36 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/192581]

CAERS: A Conversational Agent for Intervention in MOOCs’ Learning Processes

Toti, Daniele
2022

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) make up a teaching modality that aims to reach a large number of students using Virtual Learning Environments. In these courses, the intervention of tutors and teachers is essential to support students in the teaching-learning process, answer questions about their content, and provide engagement for students. However, as these courses have a vast and diverse audience, tutors and teachers find it difficult to monitor them closely and efficiently with prompt interventions. This work proposes an architecture to favor the construction of knowledge for students, tutors, and teachers through autonomous interference and recommendations of educational resources. The architecture is based on a conversational agent and an educational recommendation system. For the training of predictive models and extraction of semantic information, ontology and logical rules were used, together with inference algorithms and machine learning techniques, which act on a dataset with messages exchanged between course forum participants in the humanities, medicine, and education fields. The messages are classified according to the type (question, answer, and opinion) and parameters about feeling, confusion, and urgency. The architecture can infer the moment in which a student needs help and, through a Conversational Recommendation System, provides the student with the opportunity to revise his or her knowledge on the subject. To help in this task, the architecture can provide educational resources via an autonomous agent, contributing to reducing the degree of confusion and urgency identified in the posts. Initial results indicate that integrating technologies and resources, complementing each other, can support the students and help them succeed in their educational training.
2022
Inglese
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems
The Learning Ideas Conference, TLIC 2021
New York
Paper
14-giu-2021
18-giu-2021
978-3-030-90676-4
Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Rossi, D., Stroele, V., Braga, R., Caballe, S., Capuano, N., Campos, F., Dantas, M., Lomasto, L., Toti, D., CAERS: A Conversational Agent for Intervention in MOOCs’ Learning Processes, Paper, in Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, (New York, 14-18 June 2021), Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin 2022:<<LECTURE NOTES IN NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS>>,349 371-382. 10.1007/978-3-030-90677-1_36 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/192581]
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