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Thompson, Andrew; Gallacher, Andrew; Howarth, Mark –, 2018
The aim of this research project was to examine the impact of chatbots as conversation partners. First and second year Japanese university students (n=120) from a private university in Southwest Japan were randomly assigned to either conduct a speaking task with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot or human partner. Preliminary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Gallacher, Andrew; Thompson, Andrew; Howarth, Mark –, 2018
Japanese university students (N=253) conversed with human and Artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot partners then recorded their perceptions of these interactions via open-ended written feedback. This data was qualitatively analyzed to gain a better understanding of the merits and demerits of using chatbots for English study from the students'…
Descriptors: Robotics, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction