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Abstract Title: The utility and prospects of computers coaching students in physics
Abstract: People have tried to use computers to help students learn physics for almost as long as there have been computers. These efforts have ranged from Computer Assisted Instruction, in which a rigid program or curriculum is presented by a computer, to Intelligent Tutors, which can utilize student responses to provide a student with individualized and targeted practice. In this roundtable, we will discuss the prospects for computer coaches in the near future based on past performance and realistic extrapolation.
Abstract Type: Roundtable Discussion

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Leon Hsu
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
178 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ken Heller, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Sanjay Rebello, Kansas State University