Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education in Africa

A Custom-made Intelligent Tutoring System for Kenyan Students and Teachers

Published on August 27, 2021

An Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) is an instructional procedure that recognizes the learner’s behavioural patterns and provides a suitable response to those patterns (Beck & Stern, 1996). The MwalimuPlus ITS provides this support while maintaining the human approach to education. This approach enables the educator to provide the students with a computer-based problem-solving environment that can model learners’ progress, track their knowledge and use this data to adapt the instructional session to their individual needs.

With these types of systems, understanding learners’ differences is crucial. The MwalimuPlus ITS offers guidance for decisions, while maintaining a record for each student. Our ITS even improves understanding, similar to the effect of expert human tutors (VanLehn, 2011).