publication . Other literature type . 2005

Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: Building Social Relations with Learners

Kim, Yanghee;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: SelectedWorks
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study examined the potential of pedagogical agents as learning companions (PALs) to build social relations with learners and, consequently, to motivate learning. The study investigated the impact of PAL affect (positive vs. negative vs. neutral), PAL gender (male vs. female), and learner gender (male vs. female) on learners’ social judgments, motivation, and learning in a controlled experiment. Participants were 142 college students in a computer-literacy course. Overall, the results indicated the interaction effects of PAL affect, PAL gender, and learner gender on learners’ social judgments (p < .001). PAL affect impacted learners’ social judgments (p < .0...
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Medical Subject Headings: educationhumanitieshuman activities
free text keywords: pedagogical agents, learning companions, social relations, agent design, embodied conversational agents, virtual peers, animated characters, agent affect, emotional expressions, facial expressions, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Educational Psychology, Instructional Media Design
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