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Pedagogical Agent as Learning Companion: Its Constituents and Educational Implications
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, Florida State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Researchers have suggested various metaphors or roles of pedagogical agents. An agent as a learning companion adopts a peer metaphor and is a simulated peer in computer-based learning. It is recommended that the application of an agent learning companion be grounded on a strong educational framework. This paper examines the educational potential and value of an agent learning companion in terms of prominent learning and cognitive theories, which will include distributed cognition, social interaction, and social cognitive theory. Based on the theoretical justification, the author suggests several critical constituents to design an agent learning companion that is educationally more effective and appealing to learners. The educational implications for designing learning companions with the constituents are discussed.

Citation

Kim, Y. (2003). Pedagogical Agent as Learning Companion: Its Constituents and Educational Implications. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2229-2236). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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