opportunity to participate in this conference as a student volunteer

posted Jun 22, 2010, 4:37 PM by Jack Mostow   [ updated Jun 23, 2010, 4:25 AM ]

First of all, I would like to thank the ITS2010 Program Committee that gives me the opportunity to participate in this conference as a student volunteer. This opportunity is very valuable to me and gives me new experiences in the conduct of an event. There are many things I've learned from this ITS2010 conference:

  1. Things impossible to be implemented in the past (10 years ago), but now can be implemented with the existing of the current technology facilities. For example, building a tutoring system that can take into account the emotional factors of students through the modelling of students emotions at present. This is quiet interesting research area to be explored.
  2. In the future, I think there is the possibility that one solution can be used to solve (or can fix) various of problems with the general framework of using the matching rules in solving problems. Similarly with a problem that can be solved with a variety of solutions. This has given rise to the conflict that exists between the two experts in solving a single problem. Furthermore, when students also have more creative solutions, and sometime are different to the experts. This is something more interesting to look into and to expand the research.
  3. There are many research areas that can still be explored, especially those involving complex and difficult problems to be identified that can be categorized as ill-define domain/problem. This ill-defined domain/problem does not have certainty. Problem today may be the solution in the near future, but the solution will not be ended because of new problems will emerge in the future. So, ill-defined domain/problem will continue through the new problems in the future and will be a challenge for ITS researches.

I also think that the current phase of data collection is very important to provide a future learning environment more users friendly and be able to adapt to the needs of students and to enhance the understanding of students in their learning process. Therefore, I believed the data we collected today will shape the future development of Artificial and Intelligent of the future tutoring systems.

Well done, to all ITS researchers who have contributed to the field of ITS. 

And I like the lyrics of the song of educational data mining, it's cool.    

Thank you and all the best for the future of ITS.