Next generation intelligent tutoring

From 2013 to 2015, Whizz participated in iTalk2Learn, an interdisciplinary FP7 project that aimed to develop a prototypical next generation intelligent tutoring system. Working with education specialists at UCL-IOE, as well as experts from across Europe in machine learning, speech interaction and game design, we developed and piloted a tutoring platform that integrated emotion detection (using students’ speech cues) with exploratory learning environments and state-of-the-art recommender systems. Whizz has since adopted many of these ideas to make our tutoring platforms more responsive to students’ needs.