Pedagogical Agents Trying on a Caring Mentor Role

Konstantin Zakharov, Antonija Mitrovic, Lucy Johnston

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We describe the design and evaluation of an affective pedagogical agent persona for Intelligent Tutoring Systems. The goal of our research was to develop an agent embodying a persona of a caring mentor interested in the learner’s progress. The agent’s behaviour is guided by a set of rules that are triggered by the states of the session history. Four agents were integrated with EER-Tutor for a formative evaluation study. The mentor persona secured strong rapport with the users; the audible narration was seen as a strong feature of the agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Technology Rich Learning Contexts That Work
EditorsRosemary Luckin, Kenneth R. Koedinger, Jim Greer
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781586037642
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2007 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


Conference13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


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