About COMPS

The goal of the COMPS project is to provide a computer-aided instrument
for collaborative learning of concepts through problem-solving dialogue

Computer-monitored dialogues

COMPS has provisions for an instructor to oversee and intervene in the student conversations. COMPS provides a status screen for the instructor, showing what knowledge the students have discovered in their inquiry learning as well as measures of affective state (e.g. are they on-task or frustrated) and other measures of progress.

Assessment reports

Using similar techniques as for monitoring, COMPS will provide the instructor with assessment reports of the conversations. This will permit the instructor to have the students engage in the exercises out of class, on their own time.

Observation and data collection

COMPS collects transcripts and data that will be useful both in understanding the student problem-solving behaviors and in producing better computer understanding of COMPS conversations.

Published Work

COMPS Reseach Papers

Bui, Duy, Matthew Trotter, Jung Hee Kim, Michael Glass. June 2019. "Patterns of Collaboration Dialogue Acts in Typed-Chat Group Problem-Solving," Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 15th International Conference. ITS 2019, pp 236--239 (poster paper). Jamaica.

Bui, Duy, Matthew Trotter, Jung Hee Kim, Michael Glass, Soo-Hyung Kim. March 2019. "Dialogue Acts Within Typed-chat Collaborative Problem-Solving For A University Class," 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.

Glass, Michael ,Jung Hee Kim, Kelvin Bryant, Yesukhei Jagvaral, Nathaniel Bouman, Emily Graham, Stamatina Kalafatis, Lindsey Arndt, Melissa Desjarlais. 2018. "Problem-Independent Text Analytics for Real-Time Judgment of CSCL Typed-Chat Dialogues, " Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), vol. 34

Carden, John , Kaila Billie , Jung Hee Kim, Michael Glass. July 2018. "Information Assurance for Computer-Mediated Chat in an Education and Research Environment," Proceedings of 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN). Palma, Spain.

Glass, Michael, Yesukhei Jagvaral, Chinedu Emeka, Jung Hee Kim. June 2018. "Typing Differences in Simultaneous Typed Chat," Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 14th International Conference. Springer, pp 431--433 (short paper). Montreal.

Willis, Angelica, Ashana Evans, Jung Hee Kim, Kelvin Bryant, Yesukhei Jagvaral, Michael Glass. 2017. "Identifying Domain Reasoning to Support Computer Monitoring in Typed-Chat Problem Solving Dialogues," Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), vol. 33 no.2, pp. 11--19

Glass, Michael, Anthony Nelson, Chinedu Emeka, Jung Hee Kim. April 2017. "Not Interfering: Simultaneous Typed Chat in COMPS Computer-Mediated Dialogues," Proceedings of Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (MAICS), pp. 107--113.

Kim, Jung Hee, Taehee. Kim, Michael Glass. 2016. “Early Experience with Computer-Supported Collaborative Exercises for a 2nd Semester Java Class”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), vol. 32 no. 2.

Kim, Jung Hee, Michael Glass, Taehee Kim, Kelvin Bryant, Angelica Willis, Ebonie Mcneil, Zachery Thomas. 2016. “Student Understanding and Engagement in a Class Employing COMPS Computer Mediated Problem Solving: A First Look” , Proceedings of the 27th Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS-16), Dayton, OH.

Glass, Michael, Jung Hee Kim, K. Bryant, M. Desjarlais. 2015. “Come Let Us Chat Together: Simultaneous Typed-Chat in Computer-Supported Collaborative Dialogues,” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), Vol 31(2).

Glass, Michael and Jung Hee Kim. 2014. “Indicators of Conversational Interactivity in COMPS Problem-Solving Dialogues” , Third Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups at Twelfth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Glass, Michael, Jung Hee Kim, Kelvin Bryant, Melissa Desjarlais, Micayla Goodrum, and Thomas Martin. 2014. “Toward Measurement of Conversational Interactivity in COMPS Computer Mediated Problem Solving”, Proceedings of the 25th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS-14), Spokane, WA.

Glass, Michael, Jung Hee Kim, Melissa Desjarlais, and Kelvin Bryant. 2013. “COMPS Computer-Mediated Problem Solving Dialogues”, International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013), June 15-19, Madison, WI.

Kim, Jung Hee, Melissa Desjarlais, Kelvin Bryant, and Michael Glass. 2013. “Observations of Collaborative Behavior in COMPS Computer Mediated Problem Solving”, Proceedings of the 24th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS-13), New Albany, IN.

Desjarlais, Melissa ,Jung Hee Kim and Michael Glass. 2012. “COMPS Computer Mediated Problem Solving: A First Look”, Proceedings of the 23th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS-12), Cincinnati, OH.

 

COMPS Presentations

Parham, Justice, Vondarrian Patrick. November 2019. "Improving Machine Recognition of Collaborative Dialog Acts via Sentence Embeddings ," AnnualCOE Undergraduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Bui, Duy. May 2019. "Quantitative Differences in Collaboration Dialogue Acts Between Students in Problem-Solving Discussion ," 8th AnnualCOE Graduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Matthew Trortter. November 2018. "Measuring Collaborative Behavior in COMPS Student Problem Solving Discussions ," Annual COE Undergraduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Glass, Michael, Yesukhei Jagvaral, Chinedu Emeka, Jung Hee Kim. June 2018. "Typing Differences in Simultaneous Typed Chat," Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 14th International Conference, Montreal.

Carden, John. May 2018. " Instructor Dashboard for Monitoring COMPS Collaborative Dialogues," 7th AnnualCOE Graduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Bui, Duy. May 2018. "Web site for Deployment of COMPS Computer-Aided Collaborative Learning Curriculum in Classroom," 7th AnnualCOE Graduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Arndt, Lindsey, Emily Graham, Tina Kalafatis. July 2017. "Identifying Student Discussion in Computer-Mediated Problem-Solving Chat," Valparaiso University.

Bouman, Nathaniel. July 2017. " Filtering COMPS chat Transcript for Computer Modeling Using Common Vocabulary," Valparaiso University

Willis, Angelica, Ashana Evans, Jung Hee Kim, Kelvin Bryant, Michael Glass.May 2017. "Topic Modeling to Detect Student Expressions of Understanding in Collaborative Problem-Solving Dialogues," Proceedings of 30th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium (FLAIRS-30). Marco Island, Floria.

Carden, John. May 2017. "COMPS: Updating and Improving a Web-based Application for Collaborative Educational Computer-Monitored Problem-Solving Discussion," 6th AnnualCOE Graduate Poster Presentation Competition, NC A&T State University

Emeka, Chinedu, Yesukhei Jagvaral, Brian Sulkowicz. May 2017. "Cross Talk, Students Typing Simultaneously in Typed Chat," Valparaiso University

Willis, Angelica and Ashana Evans. 2016. “Designing the Learning Environments of the Future: Detecting Patterns in Virtual Collaborative Problem Solving Experiences”, North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) Annual Research Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Anyansi, Adrian and Tamarick Kindrick. 2016. “COMPS Software for Student Agreement in Computer-Mediated Group Problem Discussion”, North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) Annual Research Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Kim, Jung Hee, Michael Glass, Kelvin Bryant and Taehee Kim. 2016. “Improving Student Computer Programming Understanding and Engagement Through Computer-Monitored Problem-Solving Discussions”, NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education Symposium, Washington D.C.

Coleman, Austin, Chinedu Emeka, Nasser Almawash, Piyush Chowdri.2016. "Cross Talk, Visualizing the Dynamics of Student Interrupting Each Other in Typed Chat," Valparaiso University.

Glass, Michael, Jung Hee Kim, Melissa Desjarlais, Kelvin Bryant. 2015. "Experiments to Classify and Measure Conversational Interactivity in COMPS Problem-Solving Dialogues," Modern AI and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS).

Willis, Angelica & Zachery Thomas. 2015. “Finding Gender Differences within Problem-Solving Dialogue Interactions” , North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) Annual Research Conference, Pembroke, NC.

Goodrum, Micayla, Thomas Martin, Jung Hee Kim. 2014. “Annotation Catalogue of Problem-Solving Dialogues for Computer Monitoring Environments”, 28th Annual Ronald McNair Commemorative Celebration and 12th Annual Research Symposium, Greensboro, NC.

Goodrum, Micayla, Thomas Martin, Jung Hee Kim. 2013. “Annotation of Problem-Solving Dialogue Interactions”, North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) Annual Research Conference, UNC-Charlotte, NC.

Investigator(s)

North Carolina A&T SU
Jung Hee Kim | jungkim[at]ncat.edu
Taehee Kim | tkim[at]ncat.edu
Kelvin Bryant | ksbryant[at]ncat.edu

Research Students:
Angelica Willis
Ashana Evans
Tamarick Kindrick
John Carden
Duy Bui
Valparaiso U.
Michael Glass | michael.glass[at]valpo.edu

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program under Award No. 1504918. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

The COMPS project is a collaboration between Valparaiso University and professors and students at North Carolina A&T State University, where the project is based.