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Title: Supporting Student Learning using Conversational Agents in a Teachable Agent Environment
Authors: Segedy, James
Kinnebrew, John
Biswas, Gautam
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: Segedy, J., Kinnebrew, J., & Biswas, G. (2012). Supporting Student Learning using Conversational Agents in a Teachable Agent Environment. In van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M. J., & Reimann, P. (Eds.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts (pp. 251-255). Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This paper presents a design experiment and case study of a four-fold approach to agent feedback in Betty's Brain, an open-ended Teachable Agent learning environment that requires students to gain familiarity with and employ a number of cognitive and metacognitive skills to achieve success in their learning and teaching tasks. Our approach is based on design- ing feedback according to the principles of goal-alignment, context-relevancy, integrated cog- nitive and metacognitive support, and a conversational approach to feedback delivery. We tested this feedback approach on 43 8th-grade students, and our findings illustrate that: (1) stu- dents conversational choices provide valuable insight into their current mental state, (2) de- spite the help, some students struggled to learn using the system. These results prompt us to make new recommendations for continued development of feedback in complex, open-ended learning environments.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2012.2.251
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