Providing timely support to students in Educational Virtual Worlds

Anupam Makhija, Deborah Richards*, Santi Caballé, Jordi Conesa

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Educational Virtual Worlds (EVWs) provide an interesting and engaging educational platform to promote student learning. Virtual classrooms should be designed to be responsive and adaptive enough to judge the emotional level of the learner and should be capable of providing required support and feed-back to maintain the engagement of the learner to achieve their learning goals. Virtual agents with affective capabilities have potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the e-learning and virtual learning platforms. This research study will explore understanding of learners’ emotional states that evolve during the learning process within a EVW by drawing on theories related to epistemic emotions and develop approaches to recognise and intervene in a timely manner based on the individual’s feelings being experienced at that moment. To derive that emotional state, this paper also presents a multi-data and multimodal approach to judge the underlying emotional state of the learner within EVW and the most appropriate intervention for that learner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS-2018)
EditorsFatos Xhafa, Leonard Barolli, Michal Greguš
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319985572
ISBN (Print)9783319985565
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems - Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
ISSN (Print)2367-4512
ISSN (Electronic)2367-4520


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems
Abbreviated titleINCoS 2018


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