An Inductive Student Modeling Method which Deals with Student Contradictions

Yasuyuki KONO  Mitsuru IKEDA  Riichiro MIZOGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E77-D   No.1   pp.39-48
Publication Date: 1994/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Intelligent CAI and Hypermedia)
modeling and simulation,  education,  student model,  model revision,  modeling contradiction,  student contradiction,  

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Student contradictions are the essentials of concepts and knowledge acquisition processes of a student, in the course of tutoring. This paper presents a new perspective to represent student contradictions and a student modeling architecture to capture them. The formulation of a student modeling mechanism enables flexible decision making by using information obtained from students. A nonmonotonic and inductive student model inference system HSMIS has been developed and formulated to cope with modeling contradictions, which basically embodies advanced representation power, sufficiently high adaptability and generality. The HSMIS is evaluated and compared with other representative systems in order to demonstrate its effectiveness.