CHEMPROF: “The chemical literacy problem”

  • Arthur A. Eggert
  • Catherine H. Middlecamp
  • Anthony T. Jacob
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 608)


The intelligent tutoring system CHEMPROF has been developed over the last five years to give students better access to tutoring in chemical problem-solving and to provide a laboratory for comparing different teaching strategies. Experts have been written to solve chemistry problems to aid the teaching logic and to interpret student inputs. Developing these experts and identifying student weaknesses in the subarea of chemical literacy have helped both to codify chemical knowledge and to identify student preferred modes of learning. Two semesters of evaluation of CHEMPROF have revealed the strengths and weaknesses of using a computer tutor in place of a human tutor as well as strategies for using educational software.


General Chemistry Parse Tree Chemical Literacy Input String Human Tutor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur A. Eggert
    • 1
  • Catherine H. Middlecamp
    • 1
  • Anthony T. Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WisconsinMadison

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