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Enhancing Learning with Off-Task Social Dialogues

  • Jozef Tvarožek
  • Mária Bieliková
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6383)

Abstract

In Peoplia, a socially intelligent tutoring agent helps students learn by augmenting learning opportunities with social features. The tutoring agent engages in off-task conversations with the students before and after the instructional activities, motivating them to work with the system more successfully. We describe the tutor’s architecture and early experiments in the domain of middle school mathematics. Students who engaged with the socially intelligent agent liked the system more, and attained higher learning gains.

Keywords

off-task dialogues social intelligence motivation problem solving 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jozef Tvarožek
    • 1
  • Mária Bieliková
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and Information TechnologiesSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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