Defining the behavior of an affective learning companion in the affective meta-tutor project

Sylvie Girard, Maria Elena Chavez-Echeagaray, Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Yoalli Hidalgo-Pontet, Lishan Zhang, Winslow Burleson, Kurt Vanlehn

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Abstract

Research in affective computing and educational technology has shown the potential of affective interventions to increase student's self-concept and motivation while learning. Our project aims to investigate whether the use of affective interventions in a meta-cognitive tutor can help students achieve deeper modeling of dynamic systems by being persistent in their use of meta-cognitive strategies during and after tutoring. This article is an experience report on how we designed and implemented the affective intervention. (The meta-tutor is described in a separate paper.) We briefly describe the theories of affect underlying the design and how the agent's affective behavior is defined and implemented. Finally, the evaluation of a detector-driven categorization of student behavior, that guides the agent's affective interventions, against a categorization performed by human coders, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, TN, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7926 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis, TN
Period7/9/137/13/13

Keywords

  • Affective computing
  • Affective learning companion
  • Intelligent tutoring system
  • Meta-cognition
  • Robust learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Girard, S., Chavez-Echeagaray, M. E., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J., Hidalgo-Pontet, Y., Zhang, L., Burleson, W., & Vanlehn, K. (2013). Defining the behavior of an affective learning companion in the affective meta-tutor project. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings (pp. 21-30). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7926 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5-3