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Reasoning Mind Genie 2: An Intelligent Tutoring System as a Vehicle for International Transfer of Instructional Methods in Mathematics
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IJAIE Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 1560-4292

Abstract

Effective mathematics teachers have a large body of professional knowledge, which is largely undocumented and shared by teachers working in a given country's education system. The volume and cultural nature of this knowledge make it particularly challenging to share curricula and instructional methods between countries. Thus, approaches based on knowledge engineering--designing a software system by interviewing human experts to extract their knowledge and heuristics--are particularly promising for cross-cultural curriculum implementations. Reasoning Mind's Genie 2 system demonstrates the viability of such an approach, bringing elements of Russian mathematics education (known for its effectiveness) to the United States. Genie 2 has been adopted on a large scale, with around 67,000 United States students participating in the 2012-2013 school year. Previously published work (some of it in peer reviewed articles and some in non-peer-reviewed independent evaluations) has associated Genie 2 with high student and teacher acceptance, increases in test scores relative to "business as usual" conditions, high time on task, and a positive affective profile. Here, we describe for the first time the design, function, and use of the Genie 2 system. Based on this work, we suggest general principles--which collectively represent a proposed methodology--for the design of intelligent tutoring systems intended for cross-cultural transfer of curriculum and instructional methods.

Citation

Khachatryan, G.A., Romashov, A.V., Khachatryan, A.R., Gaudino, S.J., Khachatryan, J.M., Guarian, K.R. & Yufa, N.V. (2014). Reasoning Mind Genie 2: An Intelligent Tutoring System as a Vehicle for International Transfer of Instructional Methods in Mathematics. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 24(3), 333-382. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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