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Publication on AISS

Publication on AISS

February 14, 2022

Kim, M., Kim, N. & Heidari, A. (2022). Learner experience in Artificial Intelligence scaffolded argumentation. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2022.2042792

Abstract
Writing academic arguments is a complex and demanding task, even for proficient tertiary students. At the same time, providing prompt support for individual students working on discipline-specific arguments is often challenging for instructors. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques enable automated and adaptive educational scaffolding. In this study, we leveraged Natural Language Processing (NLP) AI techniques in an AI-Supported Scaffolding (AISS) system to evaluate written arguments and present alternative writing examples that human experts might write. To evaluate a pilot version of AISS, we gathered mixed-method data from 14 students enrolled in two sections of the same graduate-level online course (6 students in Cohort 1 and 8 students in Cohort 2). We used the Tool for the Automatic Analysis of Cohesion (TAACO) to track revisions in written arguments. TAACO indices demonstrated that the students used AI-generated scaffolding to build stronger claims with more elaborate and cohesive ideas. In written reflections, students revealed their perceived value of AISS, and visual inspection of their written arguments indicates that students used AISS feedback to improve their arguments. The findings demonstrate the potential of AI to provide personalized scaffolding for academic argument composition.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, scaffolding, expert model, academic argument, personalized learning

Yoojin Bae joins as a graduate research associate

Yoojin Bae joins as a graduate research associate

January 1, 2022

Welcome Yoojin to the AI2 research laboratory!

Yoojin is a Graduate Research Associate and a Ph.D. student at the Department of Learning Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University (GSU). She earned her master’s degree in Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. Her research interests lie in the intersection of Education and Computer Science. Her work’s focus is on examining ways to leverage artificial intelligence in order to offer adaptive learning environment. Yoojin is exploring natural language processing to analyze text data in educational circumstances.

Jinho Kim joins as a graduate research associate

Jinho Kim joins as a graduate research associate

January 1, 2022

Welcome Jinho to the AI2 research laboratory!

Jinho Kim is a Graduate Research Associate and a Ph.D. student at the Department of Learning Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University (GSU). She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in Computer Science and Engineering, and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education from Yonsei University, South Korea. Her research interests include educational technology, online learning environments, computer and software education, and artificial intelligence-assisted learning.

Welcome to the AI<sup>2</sup> Research Laboratory

Welcome to the AI2 Research Laboratory

January 1, 2022

I am Min Kyu Kim, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. I am the co-founder and co-director of the lab. On behalf of the co-director, Dr. Nam Ju Kim, and other lab members, I welcome you to the AI2 research laboratory!

I am excited to open our lab and begin our endeavor to create innovative learning environments that maximize learner capacity to achieve learning goals. Beyond such effectiveness, our work pursues more diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences augmented by learning technologies.

Our lab builds an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional effort that unites experts in learning sciences, computer sciences, STEM educators, and literacy researchers from multiple institutions to achieve our mission. To strengthen our collaboration and impact on educational practices, we seek your unique expertise and enthusiasm for technology-augmented adaptive, equitable, engaged, and effective teaching and learning. Please join our lab. We hope that this lab continues to grow through our collective efforts.

Warm regards,

Min Kyu Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Learning Sciences
Georgia State University
mkim120@gsu.edu