Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

While intelligent tutoring has been applied to collaborative learning environments, it has met with little success so far because of the complexity involved in adding a tutoring component to a collaborative environment. We propose to tackle this problem by using Cognitive Tutors as the basis for our approach and by applying a technique we call Bootstrapping Novice Data (BND). The BND approach involves feeding student log files from a problem-solving tool into tutor development software to create the beginnings of a tutor for the tool. We describe an initial implementation of our approach in which Cool Modes, a collaborative software tool, is integrated with the Behavior Recorder, tutor-authoring software that supports development by demonstration. We show how our initial implementation provides a foundation for an intelligent tutor for collaboration. We also discuss some of the challenges ahead.