Evaluating an intelligent Q&A system for mobile cultural learning

Doumanis, Ioannis and Smith, Serengul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0777-5637 (2015) Evaluating an intelligent Q&A system for mobile cultural learning. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments, 1 (2) . ISSN 2409-0034 [Article] (doi:10.4108/fiee.1.2.e3)

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The paper presents a user study designed to evaluate the impact of an intelligent Q&A system for mobile cultural learning on the user’s subjective impressions and retention performance. We have chosen a recent pedagogical framework for mobile learning as a theoretical foundation for this work and designed our system accordingly. In particular, our Q&A system enables individual learners to interact with unknown cultural content under simulated mobile conditions in a well-organised and structured manner using natural language. To investigate the impact of the Q&A system on the participants’ retention of cultural content, we compared two variations of the Q&A system in the lab under simulated mobile conditions. The systems differed both in terms of the approach for processing natural language and style of a Q&A session. Below, we present the results of the study and a series of design recommendations that should aid in the development of more robust Q&A models for mobile cultural systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number = e3
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments 15(2): e3
Keywords (uncontrolled): assisted learning, intelligent interaction, pervasive & ubiquitous education, technology supported education, cultural information
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 17214
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2015 I. Doumanis and S. Smith, licensed to ICST. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unlimited use, distribution and reproduction
in any medium so long as the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Serengul Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 13:11
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 18:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17214

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