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Intelligent Virtual Agents for Education and Training: Opportunities and Challenges

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Interactive virtual worlds provide a powerful medium for experiential learning. Intelligent virtual agents can cohabit virtual worlds with people and facilitate such learning as guides, mentors, and teammates. This paper reviews the main pedagogical advantages of animated agents in virtual worlds, discusses two key research challenges, and outlines an ambitious new project addressing those challenges.

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  • Virtual World
  • Autonomous Agent
  • Intelligent Tutoring System
  • Pedagogical Agent
  • Team Training

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Rickel, J. (2001). Intelligent Virtual Agents for Education and Training: Opportunities and Challenges. In: de Antonio, A., Aylett, R., Ballin, D. (eds) Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 2190. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44812-8_2

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