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The First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL'07)
An investigation of the differences between robot and virtual learning companions? influences on students? engagement
Jhongli, Taiwan
March 26-March 28
ISBN: 0-7695-2801-5
Sheng-Hui Hsu, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology
Chih-Yueh Chou, Yuan Ze University
Fei-Ching Chen, National Central University
Yuan-Kai, Fu Jen Catholic University
Tak-Wai Chan, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology
We investigate the differences of the influences between robot and virtual learning companions on students? engagement. From the analysis of our experimental result and interview, we found that virtual learning companion and robot learning companion both rose up students? motivation and engagement. The differences between these two types of learning companions is that one of them made subjects more concentrated on the task and the other extended subjects? time on task. We shall offer some advices for the researchers who design learning companion systems.
Citation:
Sheng-Hui Hsu, Chih-Yueh Chou, Fei-Ching Chen, Yuan-Kai , Tak-Wai Chan, "An investigation of the differences between robot and virtual learning companions? influences on students? engagement," digitel, pp.41-48, The First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL'07), 2007
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