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 publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467313513
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Ozogul, G., Johnson, A., & Reisslein, M. (2012). Animated engineering tutors: Middle school students' preferences and rationales on multiple dimensions. In 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference: Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings [6462209] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462209