The influence of gender, personality, cognitive and affective student engagement on academic engagement in educational virtual worlds

Anupam Makhija, Deborah Richards*, Jesse de Haan, Frank Dignum, Michael J. Jacobson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Educational virtual worlds (EVWs) are emerging as immersive learning environments that allow students to engage in experiential learning. However, understanding whether individual student differences influence learning behaviours and adapting the EVW accordingly has not been extensively investigated. This paper reports an experimental study with 115 undergraduate students to explore the link between their gender, personality, cognitive and affective engagement in relation to their academic engagement, measured by a quiz after using the world. We also explore whether providing hints can improve their academic engagement in the EVW. Only personal support (a factor of affective engagement) and intrinsic motivation (a factor of cognitive engagement) were found to be related to the quiz score. Also the personality dimension of Openness indicated student propensity to accept support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsCarolyn Penstein Rosé, Roberto Martínez-Maldonado, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Rose Luckin, Manolis Mavrikis, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Bruce McLaren, Benedict du Boulay
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages297-310
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319938431
ISBN (Print)9783319938424
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10947 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period27/06/1830/06/18

Keywords

  • Academic engagement
  • Affective engagement
  • Big five factor
  • Cognitive engagement
  • Educational virtual world
  • Personality

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