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Article Number - 76F843F8311


Vol.2(1), pp. 1-11 , January 2011

ISSN: 2141-6508



Full Length Research Paper

The Writing-Pal tutoring system: Development and design


Jianmin Dai, Roxanne B. Raine, Rod Roscoe, Zhiqiang Cai and Danielle S. McNamara*




Institute of Intelligent Systems, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, 38152 Memphis, USA


Email: dsmcnamara1@gmail.com






 Published: 30 January 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Writing-Pal is an intelligent tutoring system designed to offer high school students writing strategy instruction and guided practice to improve their essay-writing skills. Students are taught to use writing strategies via interactive lessons, games, and essay-writing practice. This paper presents an overview of Writing-Pal’s foundations and design, which are based on key pedagogical and educational-technology, and design principles. These considerations are important for the efficacy of the system, as well as its stability and portability in diverse settings, such as the laboratory, classroom, or students’ homes. We expect this paper to be of interest to educational developers, as well as other developers who may face similar goals and challenges.

 

Key words: Writing-pal, writing strategy training, architecture, design, intelligent tutoring system, essay-writing skills, vicarious learning, pedagogy, strategy instruction


APA (2011). The Writing-Pal tutoring system: Development and design. Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations, 2(1), 1-11.
Chicago Jianmin Dai, Roxanne B. Raine, Rod Roscoe, Zhiqiang Cai and Danielle S. McNamara. "The Writing-Pal tutoring system: Development and design." Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations 2, no. 1 (2011): 1-11.
MLA Jianmin Dai, et al. "The Writing-Pal tutoring system: Development and design." Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations 2.1 (2011): 1-11.
   
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