Animated engineering tutors: Middle school students' preferences and rationales on multiple dimensions

Gamze Ozogul, Amy Johnson, Martin Reisslein

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Abstract

The goal of the study was to explore middle school students' preferences for an animated engineering tutor, and investigate their rationales for their choices. 77 middle school students participated in the study, and provided their preferences and rationales on various dimensions of an animated engineering tutor such as gender, age, personality, and clothing. Results showed that for teaching engineering in a computer-based instructional module, students preferred an animated engineering tutor that was similar to their age, matching their own gender, with a fun personality, and that speaks slowly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

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Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

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Keywords

  • animated pedagogical agents
  • engineering education
  • engineering tutor
  • preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Animated engineering tutors : Middle school students' preferences and rationales on multiple dimensions. / Ozogul, Gamze; Johnson, Amy; Reisslein, Martin.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2012. 6462209.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ozogul, G, Johnson, A & Reisslein, M 2012, Animated engineering tutors: Middle school students' preferences and rationales on multiple dimensions. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6462209, 42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012, Seattle, WA, United States, 10/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462209
Ozogul, Gamze ; Johnson, Amy ; Reisslein, Martin. / Animated engineering tutors : Middle school students' preferences and rationales on multiple dimensions. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2012.
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