Sketch worksheets: A sketch-based educational software system

Panrong Yin*, Kenneth D Forbus, Jeffrey Usher, Bradley B Sageman, Benjamin D. Jee

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Abstract

Intelligent tutoring systems and learning environments can provide important benefits for education, but few have been developed for heavily spatial domains. One bottleneck has been the lack of rich models of visual and conceptual processing in sketch understanding, so that what students draw can be interpreted in a human-like way. This paper describes Sketch Worksheets, a form of sketch-based educational software that mimics aspects of pencil and paper worksheets commonly found in classrooms, but provides on-the-spot feedback and support for richer off-line assessments. The basic architecture of sketch worksheets is described, including an authoring environment that allows non-developers to create them and a coach that uses analogy to compare student and instructor sketches as a means to provide feedback. A pilot experiment where sketch worksheets were used successfully in a college geoscience class in Fall 2009 is summarized to show the potential of the idea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
Pages1871-1876
Number of pages6
Volume3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010
Event24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 15 2010

Other

Other24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period7/11/107/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Yin, P., Forbus, K. D., Usher, J., Sageman, B. B., & Jee, B. D. (2010). Sketch worksheets: A sketch-based educational software system. In AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 1871-1876)