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July 30, 2019

Learning by Teaching – a Benefit for Both the Tutor and Tutee

Dr. Noburo Matsuda, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $1,399,947 by the US Department of Education (DED) to support his research proposal entitled “Developing an Online Environment for Learning Algebra by Teaching a Synthetic Peer.”


The award will run from May 9, 2019 to August 31, 2021.


AbstractIn this project, researchers will develop and evaluate an online game-like environment for middle school students to solve and learn algebra linear equations by teaching a simulated peer student. Learning by teaching is a promising style of instruction, with evidence supporting that when students engage in peer tutoring there is a benefit for both the tutee and tutor. 


For more information on Dr. Matsuda, click here.



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