Some parts of this schedule ARE STILL TO BE FINALISED: Dates for student seminar series presentations, assignment due dates.
Parts of the schedule that MAY CHANGE include: The list of "topic units" and the order in which they are presented, guest lecture dates and topics. Depending on guest lecturer availability, other things may shift around a bit too (but not deadlines).
(Items in Italics may be updated)
|Week of course||Class date (Tues, Fri)||Topic and activities
||Class materials (Slides, handouts, etc)
||Deadlines and feedback
Fri 19th/ Tues 23rd Jan
|Introduction to Adaptive Learning Environments:
What are those, anyway?
AND discussion of course themes, course format, and policies.
Introductory lecture and activities on Core Systems:
|NB: Please try the systems
matching activity before looking at the lecture slides or reading list.
Systems matching activity
Lecture 1 Introduction slides
The "Big Questions" for the course
Please read the course overview on the course homepage.
Please read the course support and e-mail policy ASAP, so that you know what to expect.
Tues 30th Jan
|Core systems and other examples continued (Cognitive Tutors, Autotutor and Standup)||
Lecture 2 Core Systems slides , Lecture 3 Core Systems (contd.)
See Kopp et al. (2012) paper on the Unit 1 page for the example tutorial dialogue.
|SSS1 sign-up via Doodle poll
Fri 2nd Feb/
|Unit 1: Knowledge representation,
Introduction to Student seminar series 1 (SSS1) and Assignment 1 literature review: "What's the idea of reviewing?", seminar topics and group assignment.
Lecture 4: intro to unit 1, Knowledge Modelling slides
SSS1 and Assignment 1
Literature Review Guidance
|SSS1 group assignment
Assignment 1 officially out (due to submit by 4pm Monday 26th February)
|Lecture and activities on
Unit 1 - Topic: Knowledge Modelling
Unit 1 - Topic: Learner modelling
Unit A Unit 1 - Topic: Qualitative Modelling
|Lecture 5: Student Modelling slides
The BUGGY system game requires at least 2 people to play: someone to be "the system" and someone to be "the teacher" (human interacting with system). Each of these PDFs has 3 pages, each with 3 different problems (the instructions on each page of the PDF are the same).
BUGGY teacher instructions
BUGGY system instructions
SSS1 presentations from groups A, B, C
||Group A slides
Group A meta-review
Group B slides
Group B meta-review
Group C slides
Group C meta-review
|DUE: Individual and meta-reviews for SSS1 (groups 1-3). You must turn these in in order to receive formative feedback.|
|W5||Fri 16th Feb||SSS1 presentations from groups D, E, F
Students give formative feedback about how ALE course is going so far
|Group D slides|
Group D meta-review
Group E slides
Group E meta-review
Group F slides
Group F meta-review
|DUE: Individual and meta-reviews for SSS1 (groups 4-6). You must turn these in in order to receive formative feedback.
||FLEXIBLE LEARNING WEEK
||Flexible learning week; various school and uni-level events
|W6||Mon 26th Feb
||Deadline for Assignment 1, 4pm
||DUE: Assignment 1,
Mon 26th Feb, 4pm.
See instructions document for submission information.
||Tues 27th Feb/
Fri 2nd Mar
|Hands-on workshop using the "Betty's Brain" system (use dice) - to
be student led in seminar groups in labs. Read lecture 6. slides first,
then work through the workshop. Be prepares to report back on Friday
Topic Unit B: Educational dialogue, motivation, and affect.
Introduce Assignment 2
|Lecture 6: Qualitative Modelling, Betty's Brain slides
Questions for BB workshop activity
SSS2 and Assignment 2
University closed - no lecture
|SSS2 Out to students
SSS1 presentations formative feedback returned
Assignment 2 officially out (due to submit by Wednesday 21st March, 4pm)
Fri 9th Mar
|Topic Unit B: Educational dialogue, motivation, and affect. Metacognition, help-seeking, and feedback||Lecture 7 Dialogue slides
Homework activity on dialogue.
NOTE: Whilst these were not covered in a lecture, they are essential material and should be covered, together with associated readings.
Tues 13th Mar
|SSS2 presentations from groups A, B, C||Group A (first aid) Group A slides Group A design
Group B (driving) Group B slides Group B design
Group C (first aid) Group C slides Group C design
DUE: Group design summaries for SSS2 (groups 1-3). You must turn these in in order to receive formative feedback.
||Fri 16th Mar||SSS2 presentations from groups D, E, F
||Group D (first aid) Group D slides Group D design
Group E (first aid) Group E slides
Group F (driving) Group F slides Group F design
|DUE: Group design summaries for SSS2 (groups 4-6). You must turn these in in order to receive formative feedback.
Assignment 1 feedback returned
|W9||Wed 21st Mar||Deadline for Assignment 2, 4pm||
||DUE: Assignment 2,
Wednesday 21st March, 4pm.
See instructions document for submission information
||Tues 20th/||Topic Unit B: Educational dialogue, motivation, and affect. Metacognition, help-seeking, and feedback||Lecture 8 Motivation and Affect slides
Note that the following slides and activities were not covered in lectures but should be covered, together with associated readings.
Lecture 8a Modelling Affect (note these are older slides from previous years)
Lecture 9 Metacognition slides
Metacognition activity handout
|System Design and Formative Evaluation||Lecture 10 Formative Evaluation slides||SSS2 presentations formative feedback returned|
|W10||Tues 27th/ Frid 30th||System Design and Formative Evaluation/
|Lecture 11 Summative Evaluation slides|
||Tues 3rd/ Frid 6th April||
||Assignment 2 feedback returned|
|Previous years - additional material - for interest only||Links to related materials - some relevant to this year's course|
|System design & evaluation|| List of design considerations, [from 2013/2014 class]
as a .doc file for information
|System design & evaluation|| Workshop papers: may be useful for revision.
Crystal Island inquiry behaviours
Androgynous pedagogical agents
Formative evaluation of geometry SE tutor
|Discussing deployment of the core systems, factors contributing to successful deployment, barriers and problems||
Lecture 18 slides.
Betty's Brain classroom deployment paper: http://teachableagents.org/papers/2008/wagsterICALT.pdf
|ALE outside the classroom 1: Informal learning (focusing on museums)||Lecture 19 slides.|
|ALE outside the classroom 2: Industrial and military training systems||
Lecture 20 slides.
|Synthesis, review, returning to "big questions": Discussing and classifying core concepts in ALEs
||Handout for class activity on classifying ALE concepts-- what's most important to understand ALEs? NOTE: The list of concepts is missing one. "Feedback" should also be on the concept list, sorry!|
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