Adding data-driven intelligence to interactive learning environments

Wednesday November 28, 2012 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Friday Institute, Collaboratory Commons

Creating intelligent learning technologies from data has unique potential to transform the American educational system, by building a low cost way to adapt learning environments to individual students, while informing research on human learning. We present the InVis project that leverages data to adapt learning environments to individuals, assessing student performance, directing a student’s learning path, and providing contextualized hints. We will demonstrate the InVis visualization and analysis tool that graphically and interactively models student solutions annotated with performance data that reflects frequency, tendency to commit future errors, and closeness to a final solution.


Tiffany Barnes (UNCC) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at NC State University and received her PhD from NC State in 2003. Dr. Barnes received an NSF CAREER Award for her novel work in using data to add intelligence to STEM learning environments. Dr. Barnes is co-PI on the $9 M NSF STARS Alliance grants that engage college students in outreach, research, and service. She has received ~$2 M in funds as PI from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and industry sources to research effective ways to build serious games for education, exercise, and environmental awareness; promote undergraduate research; and develop new ways to teach computing. Dr. Barnes serves on the ACM SIGCSE board, and has been on the organizing committees for several conferences including Educational Data Mining and Foundations of Digital Games, and has served as associate editor for the Journal of Educational Data Mining.

This event is an installment of the FI Seminar Series. The FI Seminar Series showcases innovative work from FI research and engagement teams, as well as that of our partners in the College of Education, throughout NC State University, and across the nation. These seminars are an opportunity for informal presentation, discussion and engagement in our community, allowing us to increase collaboration and advance our work by learning from colleagues and peers. The FI Seminar Series is open to the public.