Designing affective computing learning companions with teachers as design partners

Sylvie Girard, Hilary Johnson

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in studying the potential of including models of emotion in Embodied Pedagogical Agents (EPA), included in Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) software. Children's understanding and response to emotions matures alongside their cognitive development. Any model of emotions embedded in an EPA will impact children's responses, and use of the EPA characters. Therefore EPA design should include both user characteristics and the pedagogical purposes behind the CAL system. This paper presents the participatory design of an EPA's affective responses to children's interaction with mathematical software. The participatory design sessions were performed with teachers as partners in designing the affective learning components. The results of a pilot study on children's responses to the emotional sequence defined in the model will be introduced, as a separate study. Finally, a plan of future research is presented to further validate the model's potential for CAL systems, including the integration two software learning applications constructed during the design sessions with teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments - AFFINE '10
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages49-54
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0170-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Event3rd ACM Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 29 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference3rd ACM Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010
Abbreviated titleAFFINE'10
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period29/10/1029/10/10

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    Girard, S., & Johnson, H. (2010). Designing affective computing learning companions with teachers as design partners. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments - AFFINE '10 (pp. 49-54). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1877826.1877840