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Open Social Learner Model (OSLM)

Description

The Open Social Learner Model (OSLM) leverages the power of open social learning modeling and adaptive navigation support in the context of the envisioned Personal Assistant for Learning system. OSLM is designed to increase motivation and performance in students that use the system by providing them with access to the Mastery Grids user interface. This interface includes visualizations that display progress of a student’s knowledge by topic and compares personal progress with the progress of the class. It also offers direct access to the learning content.

Progress is being made to add learning content and authoring tools, implement cross-content sequencing (i.e., how to guide students to content of different types), and to develop a new infrastructure for data collection.

Adaptive Navigation Support and OSLM for PAL

The PAWS project allows the user to leverage the power of open social learner modeling and adaptive navigation support in the context of the envisioned Personalized Assistant for Learning (PAL). Go To Project Site

Visit the GitHub Project for PAWS

View the University of Pittsburgh PAWS Lab MasteryGrids GitHub project. Go to GitHub

Publications

Open Social Student Modeling for Personalized Learning

2015; IEEE TRANSACTIONS; Brusilovsky, P.;  Somyurek, S.;  Guerra, J.;  Hosseini, R.;  Zadorozhny, V.;  Durlach, J.
Open student modeling (OSM) is an approach to technology-based learning, which makes student models available to the learners for exploration. OSM is known for its ability to increase student engagement, motivation, and knowledge reflection. A recent extension of OSM known...

Impact of Open Social Student Modeling on Self-Assessment of Performance

2015; E-Learn, AACE; Somyürek, S.; Brusilovsky, P.
This study examines the impact of Open Student Modeling (OSM) and its extension known as Open Social Student Modeling (OSSM) on students' self-assessment of their SQL programming performance. It also explores the relationship between self-assessment and normalized gain. The study...

The Value of Social: Comparing Open Student Modeling and Open Social Student Modeling (Slides)

2015; UMAP; Brusilovsky, P.; Somyurek, S.; Guerra, J.; Hosseini, R.; Zadorozhny, V.
This presentation describes Open Social Sudent Modeling and its evaluation. The presentation goes into why they studied the comparison and what they have done since sumitting their paper. The paper can be found at https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7359179.

Value of Social: Comparing Open Student Modeling and Open Social Student Modeling

2015; UMAP; Brusilovsky, P.;  Somyurek, S.;  Guerra, J.;  Hosseini, R.;  Zadorozhny, V.
Open Student Modeling (OSM) is a popular technology that makes traditionally hidden student models available to the learners for exploration. OSM is known for its ability to increase student engagement, motivation, and knowledge reflection. A recent extension of OSM known...