A Personalized Learning System for Parallel Intelligent Education

Ying Tang, Joleen Liang, Ryan Hare, Fei Yue Wang

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Technological advancement has given education a new definition - parallel intelligent education - resulting in fundamentally new ways of teaching and learning. This article exemplifies an important component of parallel intelligent education - artificial education system in a narrative game environment to offer personalized learning. The system collects data on the player's actions while they play, assessing their concept knowledge via k-nearest-neighbor (kNN) classification, and provides tailored feedback to that student as they play the game. Based on an empirical evaluation, the kNN-based game system is shown to accurately provide players with differentiated instructions to guide them through the learning process based on the estimation of their knowledge levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9044626
Pages (from-to)352-361
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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