Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: Building Social Relations with Learners

@inproceedings{Kim2005PedagogicalAA,
  title={Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: Building Social Relations with Learners},
  author={Yanghee Kim},
  booktitle={AIED},
  year={2005}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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