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Researchers from the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis (UM) plan to develop Shareable Knowledge Object (SKO) Modules Using a Portable Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to teach mathematics to high school students. The proposed project targets intelligent tutoring systems that use animated conversational agents to hold conversations with learners in natural language. The proposed development focus on high school Algebra addresses a gap in agent-based learning systems in mathematics with applicability to addition STEM content and Navy training topics that require deep conceptual learning and/or precise analytical reasoning. It also addresses a key area of achievement deficiency among the nation’s high school student that negatively impacts pipeline development for future STEM fields important to the Navy.

Project Name: Shareable Knowledge Object Portable Environment for Intelligent Tutoring (SKOPE-IT)

Working Title: ONR STEM Grand Challenge

PI: Xiangen Hu

Co-PIs: Art Graesser, John Haddock, Scotty Craig, Andrew Olney, Vasile Rus

Dates: 2013-2015

Funding Agency: ONR

Amount: $1,477,402