Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Design hints for smart agents as teachers in virtual learning spaces
Authors: Keller, Thomas
Brucker-Kley, Elke
et. al: No
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 18th international conference e-Society 2020
Editors of the parent work: Kommers, Piet
Bontchev, Boyan
Isaias, Pedro
Pages: 111
Pages to: 118
Conference details: 18th international conference e-Society 2020, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2-4 April 2020
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IADIS Press
ISBN: 978-989-8704-14-6
Language: English
Subjects: Classroom; Interaction; Virtual reality; Visualization
Subject (DDC): 371: Schools and their activities
Abstract: Immersive virtual learning environments can be used to teach a wide range of competences. Usually the learners are alone in such learning worlds. For help, they then necessarily turn to their class teacher. An alternative is the use of a smart agent as an aid. This approach is known as intelligent tutorship. The difference, however, lies in the immersive nature of the learning environment. This work is based on a literature review to identify requirements for smart agents in the context of a virtual classroom. In addition to multimodal conversation skills and pedagogical competences, the role as a central point of interaction and mentor/tutor is also part of this. The outer appearance (i.e., embodiment) should have a visible shape and be animated. The second part of the work deals with the practical conception of a smart agent. By means of a survey, the preferred visualization of a smart agent for a specific target group was identified. This showed that smart agents with human appearance were preferred.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/19909
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
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