Learnersourcing Personalized Hints
Author(s)Glassman, Elena L; Lin, Aaron S.; Cai, Carrie Jun; Miller, Robert C
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Personalized support for students is a gold standard in education, but it scales poorly with the number of students. Prior work on learnersourcing presented an approach for learners to engage in human computation tasks while trying to learn a new skill. Our key insight is that students, through their own experience struggling with a particular problem, can become experts on the particular optimizations they implement or bugs they resolve. These students can then generate hints for fellow students based on their new expertise. We present workflows that harvest and organize studentsâ collective knowledge and advice for helping fellow novices through design problems in engineering. Systems embodying each workflow were evaluated in the context of a college-level computer architecture class with an enrollment of more than two hundred students each semester. We show that, given our design choices, students can create helpful hints for their peers that augment or even replace teachersâ personalized assistance, when that assistance is not available.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW '16
Association for Computing Machinery
Glassman, Elena L., et al. "Learnersourcing Personalized Hints." Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, February 27 - March 02, 2016, San Francisco, California, ACM Press, 2016, pp. 1624–34.
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