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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(3): 218-222 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.3.1036

Learning Mathematics with Intelligent Tutors: Gender Wise Similarity and Differences

Anita Dani

Abstract—ALEKS is a web-based intelligent tutoring system, which is used in the higher education institutes to teach post-secondary mathematics courses. The name ALEKS is an acronym for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces, which indicates that this software provides learning opportunities through frequent formative assessments. The purpose of this paper is to investigate similarities and differences between male and female students’ study habits and perceptions about learning mathematics using this intelligent tutoring software. Results of independent samples t-test demonstrated that female students are more organized and follow systematic study habits more often than male students. Also the perceptions about the impact of ALEKS on their learning were found to be different in male and female students.

Index Terms—Intelligent tutor, ALEKS, mathematics education, gender wise differences.

Anita Dani is with the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates (e-mail: Anita.Dani@hct.ac.ae).


Cite: Anita Dani, "Learning Mathematics with Intelligent Tutors: Gender Wise Similarity and Differences," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 218-222, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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