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AI Model to Predict Students' Need For Academic Help

AI Model to Predict Students' Need For Academic Help

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 - 06:30
School children listen to their teacher in Donetsk school number 32 on November 18, 2014 (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)
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US researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) model that can predict how students' need of academic help by evaluating their performance through video games.

The model makes use of a concept called multi-task learning, and could be used to improve both teaching and learning processes.

Jonathan Rowe, research in North Carolina State University's Center for Educational Informatics (CEI), said: "The new model is able to predict whether a student would answer each question on a test correctly, based on the student's behavior while playing an educational game called Crystal Island."

The research team said the new model could be used to notify teachers when a student needs more academic attention, as well as improving teaching methods in classrooms, the German News Agency reported.

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