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What is the Real Problem? Using Corpus Data to Tailor a Community Environment for Dissertation Writing

Lau, LMS, Neagle, R, Bajanki, S, Dimitrova, V and Boyle, R (2010) What is the Real Problem? Using Corpus Data to Tailor a Community Environment for Dissertation Writing. In: Lynch, C, Ashley, DK, Mitrovic, T, Dimitrova, V, Pinkwart, N and Aleven, V, (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Ill-Defined domains held at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2010). 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Ill-defined Domains, 14 Jun 2010 - 18 Jun 2010, Pittsburgh. , 45 - 52 .

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Abstract

Training in soft skills is becoming paramount in today’s educational and societal climate, and receives increasing attention in the area of intelligent learning environments for ill-defined domains. We present a study that analyses written feedback given to undergraduate students by tutors at a key stage of dissertation preparation. This allows us to identify key problems students are facing and to understand how these problems are articulated and addressed by tutors. The results of the study are applied to tailor an existing social semantic web environment (AWESOME Dissertation) to address the needs of a particular community for dissertation writing in Computing.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 13:39
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 09:39
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43181

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