Paper: AutoLearn’s authoring tool: a piece of cake for teachers

ACL ID W10-1003
Title AutoLearn’s authoring tool: a piece of cake for teachers
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2010
Authors

This paper1 presents AutoLearn’s authoring tool: AutoTutor, a software solution that en- ables teachers (content creators) to develop language learning activities including auto- matic feedback generation without the need of being a programmer. The software has been designed and implemented on the basis of processing pipelines developed in previous work. A group of teachers has been trained to use the technology and the accompanying methodology, and has used materials created by them in their courses in real instruction set- tings, which served as an initial evaluation. The paper is structured in four sections: Sec- tion 1 introduces and contextualizes the re- search work. Section 2 describes the solution, its architecture and its components, and spe- cifically the way the NL...