The student becomes the master: Integrating peer tutoring with cognitive tutoring

Erin Walker, Nikol Rummel, Bruce M. McLaren, Kenneth R. Koedinger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


Combining peer tutoring with an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) holds the promise of augmenting the current benefits of the ITS. We designed and implemented a peer tutoring approach as an addition to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra (CTA), an ITS for high school algebra. We then used 30 students to evaluate the potential of the peer tutoring addition to increase learning. Although students learned and interacted positively, peer tutors lacked the necessary expertise to adequately help their tutees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCL 2007 - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2007
Subtitle of host publicationMice, Minds, and Society
Number of pages3
EditionPART 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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