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Essay 1: Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Document Name: The Role of Intelligent Tutoring Systems in K-12 Special Education
Date Created: 05/2004
Intended Audience: Supervising Professor (implied additional audience: Pertinent Research Journals)
Purpose/Context: Independent project undertaken to research a specific facet of educational technology,
producing a literature review of a period covering at least 5 years.
While this essay (and my undergraduate work in general) is somewhat less polished than my more recent work,
it is still a respectable example of the independent research work I have done. The resulting document covers
nearly 10 years of research and study on the use of intelligent tutoring systems, or agents, as pedagogical
I initiated this research project to gain more experience in approaching long-term research projects,
with the eventual goal of submitting an article for publication. While my professor and I decided against
publication in the end, I did learn a great deal about approaching and writing a paper of this length.
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