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Within general data science and machine learning groups education has a very small voice. By forming a meetup dedicated to data science in education we will provide a home for data scientists in the edtech space to skill share. Each meetup there will be talks by data scientists from edtech companies or research.
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- OATutor: An Open-source Adaptive Tutoring System and Curated Content LibraryLink visible for attendees
Despite decades long establishment of effective tutoring principles, no adaptive tutoring system has been developed and open-sourced to the research community. The absence of such a system inhibits researchers from replicating adaptive learning studies and extending and experimenting with various tutoring system design directions. For this reason, adaptive learning research is primarily conducted on a small number of proprietary platforms. In the work presented here, we aimed to democratize adaptive learning research with the introduction of the first open-source adaptive tutoring system based on Intelligent Tutoring System principles. The system, we call Open Adaptive Tutor (OATutor), has been iteratively developed over three years with field trials in classrooms drawing feedback from students, teachers, and researchers. The MIT-licensed source code includes three creative commons (CC BY) textbooks worth of algebra problems, with tutoring supports authored by the OATutor project. Future avenues and early ChatGPT-based experiment results using OATutor will be discussed.