What Do Children Favor as Embodied Pedagogical Agents?

  title={What Do Children Favor as Embodied Pedagogical Agents?},
  author={Sylvie Girard and Hilary Johnson},
  booktitle={Intelligent Tutoring Systems},
Embodied Pedagogical Agents (EPA) are increasingly employed in educational applications, for a variety of users and purposes. However, studies have shown that visual appearance, communicative style, and pedagogical roles of agents impact their acceptance, trust, and user interaction [1, 2, 3, 4]. In this paper, we present a study where 86 primary school children (aged 7-11) chose an EPA to ‘accompany’ them in their learning of multiplications in the ITS application, Multipliotest. The children… CONTINUE READING
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