An Intelligent Tutoring System for the Accounting Cycle: Enhancing Textbook Homework with Artificial Intelligence

24 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2008

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Benny G. Johnson

Quantum Simulations, Inc.

Fred Phillips

University of Saskatchewan

Linda G. Chase

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2, 2008

Abstract

This paper describes the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in electronic tutoring systems, and demonstrates an AI-based tutor that has been recently developed in accounting to provide instruction about the accounting cycle. Empirical findings indicate that use of this tutor in a 50-minute homework session contributed to an improvement in test performance of approximately 27 percentage points; in comparison, students using their textbook and course notes to complete the same homework improved their test performance by about 8 percentage points. Future research opportunities are discussed.

Keywords: Tutoring, artificial intelligence, accounting cycle, education

JEL Classification: M40, A22

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Benny G. and Phillips, Fred and Chase, Linda G., An Intelligent Tutoring System for the Accounting Cycle: Enhancing Textbook Homework with Artificial Intelligence (May 2, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1151791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1151791

Benny G. Johnson

Quantum Simulations, Inc. ( email )

5275 Sardis Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
United States

Fred Phillips (Contact Author)

University of Saskatchewan ( email )

Edwards School of Business
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7
Canada
306-966-8401 (Phone)
306-966-2514 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://edwards.usask.ca/faculty/Fred%20Phillips/index.html

Linda G. Chase

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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