Can automated questioning help children's reading comprehension?

Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow, Andrew Cuneo, and Juliet Bey
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), July, 2003, pp. 380 - 382.


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Abstract
We present an automated method to ask children questions during assisted reading, and experimentally evaluate its effects on their comprehension. In 2002, after a randomly inserted generic multiple-choice What/Where/When question, children were likelier to correctly answer an automatically generated comprehension question on a later sentence. The positive effects of such questions vanished during the second half of the study in 2003. We hypothesize why.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Project LISTEN
Associated Project(s): Project LISTEN\'s Reading Tutor
Number of pages: 3

Text Reference
Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow, Andrew Cuneo, and Juliet Bey, "Can automated questioning help children's reading comprehension?," Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), July, 2003, pp. 380 - 382.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Beck_2003_4656,
   author = "Joseph E Beck and Jack Mostow and Andrew Cuneo and Juliet Bey",
   title = "Can automated questioning help children's reading comprehension?",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003)",
   pages = "380 - 382",
   month = "July",
   year = "2003",
}