Detecting and reacting to the learner's motivational state

  • Teresa Del Soldato
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 608)


Teaching knowledge implemented in current Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) concerns mostly cognitive aspects of instructional processes. However, teachers often interweave motivational tactics with the instructional decisions, building conditions that stimulate learning. Educational Research has provided several theories of instructional motivation which may be implemented in ITSs, in order to provide more appealing and effective interactions. Relevant aspects of implementing explicit motivational theories are discussed in this paper.


Intelligent Tutor System Student Model Motivational Profile Positive Expectancy Puzzling Question 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Del Soldato
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  1. 1.School of Computing and Cognitive SciencesUniversity of SussexFalmerUK

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