Collaborative Research: PRIME: Engaging STEM Undergraduate Students in Computer Science with Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Principal Investigator: Kristy E. Boyer

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Start Date: September 1, 2016

End Date: August 31, 2020

Amount: $499,879

Abstract

The “Engaging STEM Undergraduate Students in Computer Science with Intelligent Tutoring Systems” project will see the design, development, and evaluation of the Personalized Real-time Intelligent Mentoring Environment (PRIME) system, which will provide adaptive problem-solving support and adaptive motivational support to help students learn to solve computing problems. PRIME will track each student’s progress while providing real-time feedback, multiple levels of hints, and customized problem-solving advice throughout students’ learning interactions. The project will use the block programming language “Snap!” as it eliminates most syntax errors, freeing students to focus on concepts and logic.

More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1625908&HistoricalAwards=false