Using Individualized Feedback and Guided Instruction via a Virtual Human Agent in an Introductory Computer Programming Course
Students taking introductory courses in higher learning often hold misconceptions of how well they understand the material they will be tested on. One common phrase from students is, “I know the material, but I just do poorly on the tests.” We propose an automated system to keep the students informed of their progress in how well they understand the knowledge components of a course in a timely manner along with providing customized help via a virtual human agent to increase their performance on tests.
Keywordsmeta-cognition adaptive help virtual humans
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