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Beyond Butlers: Intelligent Agents as Mentors

Journal of Educational Computing Research Volume 22, Number 4, ISSN 0735-6331


Discusses pedagogical issues for intelligent agents to successfully serve as mentors for educational purposes. Examines broader issues about the nature or persona necessary for an intelligent agent as mentor, incorporating usability and human-computer interaction issues such as the anthropomorphic qualities of the agent and the social relationship between learner and agent. Suggests three main requirements for agents as mentors. (AEF)


Baylor, A. (2000). Beyond Butlers: Intelligent Agents as Mentors. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 22(4), 373. Retrieved February 17, 2020 from .

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