This research aimed to explore how a voice-based adaptive tutoring system may close the equity gap for access to human tutors by providing one-to-one instruction. This was a class project from the Human-AI Interaction course in the School of Information at UT Austin taught by Dr. Min Lee.
Personalized 1-on-1 learning is inaccessible.
A lot of accessible, cost-friendly learning platforms right now are 1-to-many, such as videos on Khan Academy. Meanwhile, human tutors that provide 1-on-1 guidance can be very expensive and geographically inaccessible.
To address the weaknesses of both methods of learning, we looked to AI as a way that can provide 1-on-1 help anywhere at anytime.
Improve a learner's motivation, self-efficacy, and metacognition of learning through an AI tutor