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The use of animated agents in e‐learning environments: an exploratory, interpretive case study

Mahmood, A. Kamil and Ferneley, Elaine (2006) The use of animated agents in e‐learning environments: an exploratory, interpretive case study. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 14 (2). pp. 153-168. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    There is increasing interest in the use of animated agents in e‐learning environments. However, empirical investigations of their use in online education are limited. Our aim is to provide an empirically based framework for the development and evaluation of animated agents in e‐learning environments. Findings suggest a number of challenges, including the multiple dialogue models that animated agents will need to accommodate, the diverse range of roles that pedagogical animated agents can usefully support, the dichotomous relationship that emerges between these roles and that of the lecturer, and student perception of the degree of autonomy that can be afforded to animated agents.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:21
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:28
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/113

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