This line of work centers around descriptive modeling of learners and their behavior within educational technologies, such as tutoring systems and educational games. Key projects in this line include accounting for “slipping” (accidental errors) and strategy modeling.

Relevant Publications

MacLellan, C. J. (2016). Investigating the Impact of Slipping Parameters on Additive Factors Model Parameter Estimates. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining. Raleigh, NC: International Educational Data Mining Society. (pdf)

Tenison, C., MacLellan, C.J. (2014) Modeling Strategy Use in an Intelligent Tutoring System: Implications for Strategic Flexibility. In S. Trausan-Matu, K. E. Boyer, M. Crosby, & K. Panourgia (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (pp. 466-475). Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07221-0 (pdf)