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ERIC Number: EJ846826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
The Impact and Implications of Virtual Character Expressiveness on Learning and Agent-Learner Interactions
Veletsianos, G.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v25 n4 p345-357 Aug 2009
The possible benefits of agent expressiveness have been highlighted in previous literature; yet, the issue of verbal expressiveness has been left unexplored. I hypothesize that agent verbal expressiveness may improve the interaction between pedagogical agents and learners, ultimately enhancing learning outcomes. Evidence from a quasi-experimental investigation, indicates that learners who interacted with an expressive agent 1) scored higher on a post-task exam; and 2) rated the agent's ability to interact higher, than learners who interacted with a nonexpressive agent. Qualitative results provided insight into this finding, while indicating the complexity of deploying pedagogical agents in educational settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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