"Building Better Automated Feedback Solutions"

Molly Q. Feldman, Cornell University

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:00 Noon

Room 368 (CIT 3rd Floor)

This talk will discuss the current and future state of automated feedback tools for procedural problems in K-12 STEM education. I will present CheckMark, a system for automatically diagnosing student misconceptions in K-12 mathematics. CheckMark is able to identify 28 out of 40 misconceptions demonstrated by real students across nine procedures in K-12 math. We have also shown that CheckMark can explain misconceptions as well as a human expert and identify misconceptions that humans cannot. CheckMark addresses one variety of automated feedback, but there is significant work to be done in extending its methodology and goals to other domains. I will discuss some work-in-progress on modeling student thought processes for programming problems and suggest some steps towards providing "on-the-fly" feedback for students while they program.

Host: Shriram Krishnamurthi