Virtual humans to manage epistemic emotions in educational virtual worlds

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Abstract

We seek to provide tailored support in an educational virtual world (EVW) for high school students to gain scientific knowledge and research inquiry skills. This paper focuses on using virtual humans to capture students’ emotional states and provide motivational support. We have conducted two classroom studies involving a total of 49 students in Years 8-9, 19 at a girls-only comprehensive school and another 30 at a co-educational academically selective school. While using the EVW, students encountered five virtual humans who elicited students’ emotions by asking “How are you?” We sought to measure students’ willingness to disclose their emotions to the virtual human.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages325-326
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018
Event18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/11/188/11/18

Keywords

  • Epistemic Emotions
  • Intelligent Virtual Agents
  • User Modelling

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