Using Individualized Feedback and Guided Instruction via a Virtual Human Agent in an Introductory Computer Programming Course

  • Lorrie Lehmann
  • Dale-Marie Wilson
  • Tiffany Barnes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7315)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

meta-cognition adaptive help virtual humans 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorrie Lehmann
    • 1
  • Dale-Marie Wilson
    • 1
  • Tiffany Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of North Carolina at CharlotteUSA

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