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ERIC Number: EJ817927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7769
The Use of Animated Agents in E-Learning Environments: An Exploratory, Interpretive Case Study
Mahmood, A. Kamil; Ferneley, Elaine
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v14 n2 p153-168 Jun 2006
There is increasing interest in the use of animated agents in e-learning environments. However, empirical investigations of their use in online education are limited. Our aim is to provide an empirically based framework for the development and evaluation of animated agents in e-learning environments. Findings suggest a number of challenges, including the multiple dialogue models that animated agents will need to accommodate, the diverse range of roles that pedagogical animated agents can usefully support, the dichotomous relationship that emerges between these roles and that of the lecturer, and student perception of the degree of autonomy that can be afforded to animated agents. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia