Detecting Diligence with Online Behaviors on Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Detecting Diligence with Online Behaviors on Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Steven Dang, Michael Yudelson, and Kenneth Koedinger

The current study introduces a model for measuring student diligence using online behaviors during intelligent tutoring system use. This model is validated using a full academic year dataset to test its predictive validity against long term academic outcomes including end-of-year grades and total work completed by the end of the year. The model is additionally validated for robustness to time-sample length as well as data sampling frequency. While the model is shown to be predictive and robust to time-sample length, the results are inconclusive for robustness in data sampling frequency. Implications for research on interventions, and understanding the influence of self-control, motivation, metacognition, and cognition are discussed.