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ICTG at ICCE 2013

Amir receiving his best student paper awardThe International Conference of Computers in Education (ICCE 2013) was held in Bali this year. Bali is a beautiful island in Indonesia with very kind inhabitants.

More than 200 papers were submitted to the conference, of which only 31 papers were accepted as full paper. ICTG has two full papers (Do novices and advanced students benefit differently from worked examples and ITS? and Understanding Student Interactions with Tutorial Dialogues in EER-Tutor) in the conference proceedings which were presented by Amir (Shareghi Najar). At this conference, Amir was awarded the APSCE Merit Scholarship; moreover, Amir’s paper won the ICCE 2013 best student paper award.

Tutoring Systems going offline for a while

Due to the extensive construction work in our building and the decanting of the South side (which houses our servers, equipment, and students), the Intelligent Tutoring Systems offered by ICTG will be going offline from the 6thNovember 2013. We will be setting up our servers elsewhere. In the meantime, the tutoring systems will be offline. We will try to minimise the time that they are offline, but unfortunately some circumstances are beyond our control. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Amali passes her Ph.D. defence

Congratulations to Amali Weerasinghe who has passed her Ph.D. defence. Her supervisory team were Prof. Tanja Mitrovic and Dr. Brent Martin.

ICTG at AIED 2013

ICTG at AIED 2013ICTG members Tanja Mitrovic, Amir Shareghi, and Amali Weerasinghe recently attended the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2013 conference, which took place in Memphis, Tennessee. ICTG presented four papers, and ran a workshop stream. Tanja Mitrovic was also appointed president of the AIED society for the next two years.

Stroke Rehabilitation project gets news coverage.

The Stroke Rehabilitation project which is currently under way at ICTG recently got some news coverage.

Article in the UC Chronicle

An article published in the UC Chronicle recently has put its focus on research in the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group.

The article is on page 5 of the May edition of the UC Chronicle.

ICTG welcomes Dr. Bruce McLaren

ICTG welcomes Dr. Bruce McLaren, a research faculty member from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) to Christchurch. Dr. McLaren is visiting on an Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury.

During his stay here, Bruce will be teaching the 400 level Intelligent Tutoring Systems course (COSC420). Apart from working closely with ICTG, Bruce will also be taking the opportunity to see more of the South Island.

ICTG at ICCE 2012 in Singapore

ICTG at ICCE 2012Members of the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group recently came back from attending the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2012) in Singapore. With Prof. Dr. Tanja Mitrovic were Amali Weerasinghe, Myse Elmadani, and Amir Shareghi.

Moffat passed his oral defence

Congratulations to Moffat Mathews who passed his PhD oral exam today.

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