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ERIC Number: EJ857830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
EnALI: A Research and Design Framework for Virtual Characters and Pedagogical Agents
Veletsianos, George; Miller, Charles; Doering, Aaron
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v41 n2 p171-194 2009
Conflicts occur when learners interact with pedagogical agents and virtual characters. Such conflicts--arising from technological limitations, psychosocial perceptions, and pedagogical inadequacies--hinder communication and interaction between virtual characters and learners, and impede successful engagement with learning tasks and experiences. To enhance communication and interaction between virtual characters and learners, we propose a three-tier framework of 15 research-based guidelines. This framework enables theorists, researchers, and designers to view virtual characters with a holistic lens, informing the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of virtual characters in electronic learning contexts. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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