Econie: An inquisitive virtual tutee prompting student’s reflection in tutoring
Wu, L., & Looi. C. K. (2009, November). Econie: An inquisitive virtual tutee prompting student’s reflection in tutoring [Paper presentation]. 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009), Hong Kong.
In peer tutoring settings, questions raised by the tutee can be important in enhancing tutor learning. This paper proposes Econie, an inquisitive virtual tutee environment from this perspective. It supports a student tutor to teach by constructing a qualitative map in the domain of economics, and to be guided into reflective tutoring interaction by virtual tutee question prompts. An evaluation that compares mid-tutoring and post-tutoring tutee question prompts is described. The preliminary results provide us some evidence that the simulated tutee questions may have positive effects on students' learning.
This paper was presented at the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009), held in Hong Kong from 30 Nov to 4 Dec 2009