Project Type IQP Submission date 2012-05-03 Authors Andrew Donald Hurle, CS Arben Koshi, BE Ian Andrew McNeil, CS URN E-project-050312-135624 Division Education in a Technological Society Title Improving Feedback In ASSISTments: Pedagogical Agents and Game-Like Elements Advisor Beck, Joseph E., CS Availability unrestricted
The ASSISTments system helps students learn by administering online assessments and assisting students in understanding the material. The feedback in the system can be improved by examining the mechanisms used in video games and interactive tutoring systems. With the use of game-like rewards, personalized textual feedback, and a pedagogical agent, ASSISTments can be made more engaging for students. This document outlines our iterative design process which we used to create a proposal for an improved student experience.
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