Paper: KSC-PaL: A Peer Learning Agent that Encourages Students to take the Initiative

ACL ID W09-2109
Title KSC-PaL: A Peer Learning Agent that Encourages Students to take the Initiative
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2009
Authors

We present an innovative application of dis- course processing concepts to educational technology. In our corpus analysis of peer learning dialogues, we found that initiative and initiative shifts are indicative of learn- ing, and of learning-conducive episodes. We are incorporatingthis finding in KSC-PaL, the peer learning agent we have been developing. KSC-PaL will promote learning by encourag- ing shifts in task initiative.