22 Jun 2018 SHARE : DOWNLOAD
Research show that Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) are beneficial for teaching and learning.
The systems can help learners acquire skills and knowledge faster than those who only use
traditional approaches such as learning from text books or chalk and talk. Moreover, there is a
shortage of expert teachers particularly in rural areas in most developing countries including
Kenya. To address this issue, an Intelligent Tutoring System that teaches mathematics to
elementary school learners in Kenya was developed. Ignite the Learning is an Intelligent
Tutoring System developed by Elimuplus team to teach mathematics in elementary schools. The
system is a constraints-based tutor and provides worked-out examples, error flagging and hints
feedback messages. A study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness of the system in public and
private schools in Kenya. The results showed that both groups in public and private schools
learned from Ignite the learning.