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Presentation
Pedagogical agent design: The impact of agent gender, ethnicity, and instructional role
ITS 2004, the 7th International Conference in Intelligent Tutoring Systems (2004)
  • A. L. Baylor
  • Yanghee Kim, Utah State University
Abstract

To investigate the role of pedagogical agent gender and ethnicity, 230 students were randomly assigned to one of twelve conditions, where agents differed by ethnicity (African-American, Caucasian), gender (male, female), and roles (expert, motivator, and mentor).

Keywords
  • embodied conversational agents,
  • virtual peers,
  • pedagogical agents,
  • learning companions,
  • social interaction,
  • agent design,
  • agent gender,
  • agent ethnicity,
  • instructional roles
Publication Date
August 30, 2004
Citation Information
Baylor, A. L., & Kim, Y. (2004). Pedagogical agent design: The impact of agent realism, gender, ethnicity, and instructional role. ITS 2004, the 7th International Conference in Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Maceió—Alagoas, Brasil. August 30–September 3, 2004.