Panayiota Kendeou, Guy Bond Chair in Reading and associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education program, and Kristen McMaster, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology’s special education program, recently wrote a blog post for Psychology Today.
In the blog post, Kendeou and McMaster shared their research on the use of educational technology to help students in grades K-2 make inferences—a skill that helps improve reading comprehension. The blog post details the two intelligent tutoring system technologies the duo and their team are developing as part of their U.S. Department of Education funded grants.
- Early Language Comprehension Individualized Instruction (ELCII) is a tablet-based tutoring system designed to support reading comprehension by helping all students in kindergarten develop inference making skills.
- Technology-Based Early Language Comprehension Intervention (TeLCI) is a similar tutoring system designed for students who are already experiencing comprehension difficulties in grades 1-2.