Yanjin Long | Ph.D. student in Human-Computer Interaction

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Hi! I am a 5th year Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My advisor is Dr. Vincent Aleven. I am also an Associate of the PIER (Program of Interdisciplinary Research in Education) program at CMU, and a member of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center.

My research consists of two main lines: 1) designing and developing online tools to foster students' Self-Regulated Learning; and 2) conducting classroom experiments to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of these new technologies. Recently, I have become interested in studying the learning effectiveness of educational games, as well as how to integrate gamification features with Intelligent Tutoring Systems.

I draw on interdisciplinary skills and techniques throughout my research, including user-centered design, classroom experimentation, cognitive science, educational psychology, learning sciences and educational data mining.

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2014.09.

Presented a poster "Tutor versus Game: A Classroom Study Comparing Student Engagement and Learning" at the Global Learning Council held at Carnegie Mellon University. [Video interview at the poster session]

2014.06.

Attended the SEM and HLM workshops at the Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut at University of Connecticut.

2014.06.16

Our classroom study comparing the educational effectiveness of an intelligent tutoring system to a popular educational game was featured on CMU's Homepage! Check out the story about Fun and Games.

2014.06.

Presented paper "Gamification of Joint Student/System Control Over Problem Selection in a Linear Equation Tutor" at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2014) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2014.03.

Paper "Gamification of Joint Student/System Control Over Problem Selection in a Linear Equation Tutor" was accepted by the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2014). [PDF of the paper]

2013.07.

Paper "Skill Diaries: Improve Student Learning in an Intelligent Tutoring System with Periodic Self-Assessment" won the BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Edudcation (AIED 2013). [PDF of the paper]

 

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated in October 2014 [PDF]