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Pamela Jordan

Research Associate, Modeling Learning Dialogues

Research Interests

My current research goal is to increase a student's learning when engaging with a tutorial dialogue system. My approach is to link computational models of dialogue to theories of macro and micro-adaptivity, mastery learning and student modeling. More generally, I'm interested in adapting content and textual presentations according to user needs.

Lipshultz, M., Litman, D., Katz, S., Albacete, P., & Jordan, P. (2014). Predicting semantic changes in abstraction in tutor responses to students. International Journal or Learning Technology, 9(3), 281-303.

Jordan, P., Green, N. L., Thomas, C., and Holm, S. (2014). TBI-DOC: Generating Patient & Clinician Reports from Brian Imaging Data. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG), 143-146.

Chi, M., Jordan, P., & VanLehn, K. (2014). When is tutorial dialogue more effective than step-based tutoring?. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), 210-219.

Jordan, P., Albacete, P., Ford, M.J., Katz, S., Lipschultz, M., Litman, D., Silliman, S. & Wilson, C. (2013). The Rimac Tutor - A Simulation of the Highly Interactive Nature of Human Tutorial Dialogue: An Interactive Event. In Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference (AIED 2013). Edited by K. Yacef and H.C. Lane. Memphis, July 2013.

Katz, S., Albacete, P., Ford, M.J., Jordan, P., Lipschultz, M., Litman, D., Silliman, S. & Wilson, C. (2013) Pilot Test of a Natural-language Tutoring System for Physics that Simulates the Highly Interactive Nature of Human Tutoring. In Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference (AIED 2013). Edited by K. Yacef and H.C. Lane. Memphis, July 2013.

D. Mowery, P. Jordan, J. Wiebe, H. Harkema, J. Dowling, W. Chapman (2013). Semantic Annotation of Clinical Events for Generating a Problem List. In Proceedings of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium 2013.

Chi, M., VanLehn, K., Litman, D., & Jordan, P. (2011). An evaluation of pedagogical tutorial tactics for a natural language tutoring system: A reinforcement learning approach. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.

Lipschultz, M., Litman, D., Jordan, P., & Katz, S. (2011). Predicting changes in level of abstraction in tutor responses to students. In P. M. McCarthy & C. Murray (Chairs), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS (Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society) Conference (pp. 555-560). AAAI Publications.

Chi, M., VanLehn, K., Litman, D., & Jordan, P. (2011). Empirically evaluating the application of reinforcement learning to the induction of effective and adaptive pedagogical tactics. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 21(1-2), 137-180.

Chi, M., VanLehn, K., Litman, D., & Jordan, P. (2010). Inducing effective pedagogical strategies using learning context features. In P. De Bra, A. Kobsa, & D. Chin (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6075, User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, 18th International Conference, UMAP 2010, Big Island, HI, USA, June 20-24, 2010, Proceedings (pp. 147-158). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Jordan, P., Litman, D., Lipschultz, M., & Drummond, J. (2009). Evidence of misunderstandings in tutorial dialogue and their impact on learning. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. UK.

Chi, M., Jordan, P., VanLehn, K., & Litman, D. (2009). To elicit or to tell: Does it matter? In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). Brighton, UK.

Jordan, P., & Litman, D. (2008, June). Minimal feedback during tutorial dialogue. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada.

VanLehn, K., Graesser, A. C., Arthur; J., Jackson, G. T., Jordan, P., Olney, A., & Rose, C. (2007). When are tutorial dialogues more effective than reading? Cognitive Science 31(1), 3-62.

VanLehn, K., Jordan, P., & Litman, D. (2007). Developing Pedagogically Effective Tutorial Dialogue Tactics: Experiments and a Testbed. SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop), Farmington, PA, October.

Gave an invited talk for the OSU Physics Education Research Group

November 5, 2013