The Mobile Fact and Concept Training System (MoFaCTS)

Philip I. Pavlik Jr., Craig Kelly, Jaclyn K. Maass

The effectiveness of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) research is enhanced by tools that allow researchers to quickly bridge the divide between theoretical and applied work. By providing a common infrastructure to test cognitive and learning science theories in authentic contexts with real students, the Mobile Fact and Concept Training System (MoFaCTS) can aid in accelerating ITS research and real world implementation. MoFaCTS is run from a web browser and allows the teacher or administrator to set up a sequence of units of content. Because the “optimal practice” module is interchangeable, the system allows for the comparison of alternative methods of adaptive practice. To foster faster research progress, data export supports the DataShop transaction format, which allows quick analysis of data using the DataShop tools. Integration with Amazon Turk allows quick and efficient data collection from this source.

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8_25.