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Presentation
The role of student gender for determining the impact of a pedagogical agent
The Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2011)
  • Yanghee Kim, Utah State University
  • J. Lim
Abstract

This study was to understand how male and female teenage students reacted differently to the presence of a pedagogical agent (an animated human-like character) in a computer-based algebra-learning environment. The study first examined, in classroom experiments, if learner gender would be a determining factor for the effectiveness of a pedagogical agent on learner attitudes and learning. Next, in-depth interviews inquired into the two groups of students’ perspectives of their agent’s role for their learning and affect.

Keywords
  • student gender,
  • embodied conversational agents,
  • virtual peers,
  • pedagogical agents,
  • learning companions,
  • social interaction,
  • learner affect,
  • motivation,
  • math learning,
  • learner affect,
  • social cognition
Publication Date
April 8, 2011
Citation Information
Kim, Y., & Lim, J. (2011). The role of student gender for determining the impact of a pedagogical agent. The Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA): New Orleans, LA. April 8 - 12, 2011.