Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments

Gautam Biswas, Rod Roscoe, Hogyeong Jeong, Brian Sulcer

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Abstract

We have developed computer environments that support learning by teaching, concept mapping, scaffolding, and the use of self regulated learning (SRL) skills by social interactions with virtual agents. More specifically, students teach a computer agent, Betty, and can monitor her progress by asking her questions and getting her to take quizzes. The system provides SRL support via dialog-embedded prompts. Our primary goals have been to support learning in complex science domains and facilitate development of self-regulated learning skills. Our analyses have identified actions such as "asking queries" and "tracing explanations" as key self-regulation strategies that promote learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
Pages67-74
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Other

Other17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/30/0912/4/09

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Keywords

  • Intelligent pedagogical agents
  • Learning by teaching
  • Self regulated learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Biswas, G., Roscoe, R., Jeong, H., & Sulcer, B. (2009). Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 (pp. 67-74)

Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments. / Biswas, Gautam; Roscoe, Rod; Jeong, Hogyeong; Sulcer, Brian.

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. p. 67-74.

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

Biswas, G, Roscoe, R, Jeong, H & Sulcer, B 2009, Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments. in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. pp. 67-74, 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 11/30/09.
Biswas G, Roscoe R, Jeong H, Sulcer B. Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. p. 67-74
Biswas, Gautam ; Roscoe, Rod ; Jeong, Hogyeong ; Sulcer, Brian. / Promoting self-regulated learning skills in agent-based learning environments. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. pp. 67-74
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