Tutor Topics:

 

Wayang Outpost

 

4Mality

 

AnimalWatch

 

 

 

 


Interactive Tutors:


Kinematics:

  • The study and description of motion, without regard to its causes


Injection Molding


Finite Element Analysis

Manufacturing:

  • Stamping
  • Strip Layout
  • Die Casting
  • Forging


Spatial Reasoning


Technical Drawing:

  • Drafting for technical and mechanical illustration


Rotation Drawing:

  • Mechanical drawings depicting movement around a vertical axis


Forging:

  • Shaping metal by using localized compressive forces


Die Casting:

  • A process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds

RASHI

  • An Interactive Case-Based Computer Program for Inquiry Teaching in a variety of displines.

Why the name RASHI?

 

RASHI in Action

 

 

 

 

Beverly Park Woolf

Research Professor, School of Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, School of Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
413-545-4265 / 413-549-6036
http://www.centerforknowledgecommunication.com/

EDUCATION


Ph.D.   1984     University of Massachusetts      Computer Science
Ed.D.   1990     University of Massachusetts      Education
M.S.     1980     University of Massachusetts      Computer Science
B.A.     1963     Smith College, Northampton    Physics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2006 - present      Research Professor, Computer Science, Univ. of Massachusetts
1997 - 2006         Research Associate Professor, Computer Science, Univ. of Massachusetts
1995 - present      Director, Center for Knowledge Communication
1990 - present      Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education, Univ. of Massachusetts

INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Woolf, B.P., (2009) Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors: Student-centered strategies for revolutionizing e-learning, Elsevier Publishing Morgan Kauffman, San Francisco, CA.
Maloy, Robert; Ruth-Ellen Verock-O’Loughlin; Woolf, Beverly; Sharon Edwards (2010) Transforming Learning with New Technologies, Pearson Higher Education publisher.
Woolf, B.P., (2010) A Roadmap for Education Technology, booklet and brochure of results on NSF sponsored workshops, available at http://www.cra.org/ccc/docs/groe/GROE%20Roadmap%20for%20Education%20Technology%20Final%20Report.pdf
Woolf, B., Aimer, E., Nkambou, R., Lajoie, S., (Eds.) (2008), International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Woolf, B.P., Beck, J. Eliot, C., Stern, M., Growth and Maturity of Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Status Report.  In Smart Machines, K. Forbus and P. Feltovich, Eds., AAAI Press, 2001.

PRESS ARTICLES
CNN Interview with Beverly Woolf, Computers that monitor how kids feel, Chalk Talk, Nov 15, 2010, http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/11/15/exp.nr.chalk.talk.cnn?iref=allsearch
New York Times Magazine “Tutors Made to Measure,” by Maggie Jones, September 16, 2010.
WIRED Magazine, Clive Thompson, The Emotional Gadget, Nov, 2010.
Boston Globe, “Program makes math easy as 1, 2, 3” By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff, June 7, 2010
Communications of the ACM (2009) Scholars Test Emotion-Sensitive Tutoring Software, http://cacm.acm.org/news/60048-scholars-test-emotion-sensitive-tutoring-software/fulltext

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

PUBLICATIONS  (Partial List)
available at http://www.centerforknowledgecommunication.com/
Arroyo, I., Mehranian, H., Beverly P. Woolf , B.P.,  A Data Mining Approach to Intelligent Tutoring, Journal of Educational Data Mining (JEDM). In Press
Woolf, B., Murray, T., Xu, X., Osterweil, L., Clarke, L., Wing, L., Katsh, E. (2012) Computational Predictors in Online Social Deliberations, The 6th International AAAI Conference On Weblogs And Social Media (ICWSM). June 4, Dublin, Ireland. 
Xu, X., Smith, D., Murray, T., and Woolf, B. (2012) Analyzing Conflict Narratives to Predict Settlements in EBay Feedback Dispute Resolution, International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN12), July, 2012, Las Vegas.
Murray, T., Woolf, B., Xu, X., Shipe, S., Howard, S. & Wing, L. (2012) Towards Supporting Social Deliberative Skills in Online Group Dialogues, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research Conference (InGroup). Chicago July 12-14, 2012.
Woolf, B.P., Dragon, T., Arroyo, I., Cooper, I., Burleson, W., Muldner, K., (2009) Recognizing and Responding to Student Affect, Human-Computing Interface International, San Diego, CA., Springer Publishing.
Arroyo, I., Cooper, D.G., Burleson, W., Woolf, B.P., Muldner, K., Christopherson, R. (2009) Emotion Sensors Go To School, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, IOS Press, July.
Arroyo, I., Cooper, D., Burleson, W., Woolf, B.P.,  (2010) Bayesian Networks and Linear Regression Models of Students’ Goals, Moods and Emotions, The Third International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2010) Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 11-13, 2010.
Shanabrook, D., Cooper, D., Woolf, B., Arroyo, I. (2010) Identifying High-Level Student Behavior Using time-based Motif Discovery, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Educational Data Mining, June 11 - 13, 2010 - Pittsburg, PA
Arroyo, I., Mehranian, H., Woolf, B. (2010) Effort-based Tutoring: An Empirical Approach to Intelligent Tutoring. 2010 Best Paper Award for 3rd International Conference on Educational Data Mining - June 11 - 13, 2010 - Pittsburg, PA
Woolf, B.P., (2009) Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors: Student-Centered Strategies for Revolutionizing E-Learning, Elsevier Publishing Morgan Kauffman, San Francisco, CA.
Arroyo, I., Cooper, D., Burleson, W., Woolf, B.P., (2010) Building Data-Based Models of Student Affect, in Handbook of Educational Data Mining edited by Romero, Ventura, Viola, and Pechenizkiy, Baker; Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Woolf, B., Burleson, W., Arroyo, I., Dragon, T., Picard, R. (2009) Emotional Intelligence for Computer Tutors, Special Issue on Modeling and Scaffolding Affective Experiences to Impact Learning, International Journal of Learning Technology edited by Rana el Kaliouby and Scotty Craig.
Woolf, B.P., Dragon, T., Arroyo, I., Cooper, I., Burleson, W., Muldner, K., (2009) Recognizing and Responding to Student Affect, Human-Computing Interface International, San Diego, CA., Springer Publishing.
Arroyo, I., Cooper, D.G., Burleson, W., Woolf, B.P., Muldner, K., Christopherson, R. (2009) Emotion Sensors Go To School, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, IOS Press,.
Arroyo, I., Woolf, B.P., Royer, J.M., Tai, M. (2009) Affective Gendered Learning Companion, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, IOS Press, July.
Cooper, D.G., Arroyo, I., Woolf, B.P., Muldner, K., Burleson, W., and Christopherson, R.  (2009), Sensors Model Student Self Concept in the Classroom, International Conference on User Modeling and Adaptive Presentation, June, pp 30-41.
Johns, J. and Woolf, B. (2006). A Dynamic Mixture Model to Detect Student Motivation and Proficiency, Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06) 2-8. Menlo Park, Calif., AAAI Press.
Woolf, B.P., Beck, J. Eliot, C., Stern, M., Growth and Maturity of Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Status Report.  In Smart Machines, K. Forbus and P. Feltovich, Eds., AAAI Press, 2001.
Beck, J.E., Woolf, B.P., and Beal, C.R., (2000) ADVISOR, A Machine Learning Architecture for Intelligent Tutor Construction.  Proc. 17th Nat’l Conf. on Artificial Intelligence. August 2000.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
1. Intelligent Multimedia Tutoring Systems – Founder, field of intelligent multimedia tutoring systems; Applied technology to the real and challenging problems of education; Research into statistical and computational algorithms that estimate the structures of human learning; Developed intelligent agents (affective agents and user models) and research cognitive issues (emotion and human learning).

2. Service to scientific community – Program Chair, International Conference Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2008; Co-Chair, AAAI Fall Symposium, 2009; Executive Board, ITS and Artificial Intelligence and Education, 1990-Present; Reviewer for proposals – NIH, NSF (CISE and EHR), journals -- AIED; conferences (AERA, ITS, AIED); Member of Advisory Committees (NSF Awards);

3. Student training and professional development – Director, Center for Knowledge Communication, UMass-Amherst (1980-present).

4. Innovations in teaching and training – Developed software used nationally by hundreds of thousands of students (published by Thompson, Cengage, Online Web Learning); Contributed to the science of learning, broadening science participation of women and students with disabilities; Research to generate individualized, sound and accessible educational material that involve more students in effective learning.

5. Other relevant professional activities -- Several best paper awards (AIED, 2009, 2003); Keynote presentations (Spain, Maritius, USA); Videographer, Award of Distinction, 1998.