Character agents in e-learning interface using multimodal real-time interaction

Hua Wang, Jie Yang, Mark Chignell, Mitsuru Ishizuka

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Abstract

This paper describes an e-learning interface with multiple tutoring character agents. The character agents use eye movement information to facilitate empathy-relevant reasoning and behavior. Eye Information is used to monitor user's attention and interests, to personalize the agent behaviors, and for exchanging information of different learners. The system reacts to multiple users' eye information in real-time and the empathic character agents owned by each learner exchange learner's information to help to form the online learning community. Based on these measures, the interface infers the focus of attention of the learner and responds accordingly with affective and instructional behaviors. The paper will also report on some preliminary usability test results concerning how users respond to the empathie functions and interact with other learners using the character agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages225-231
Number of pages7
Volume4552 LNCS
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing
Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume4552 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007
CityBeijing
Period07/7/2207/7/27

Keywords

  • Character agent
  • e-learning
  • Educational interface
  • Multiple user interface
  • Tutoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Wang, H., Yang, J., Chignell, M., & Ishizuka, M. (2007). Character agents in e-learning interface using multimodal real-time interaction. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 3 ed., Vol. 4552 LNCS, pp. 225-231). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4552 LNCS, No. PART 3).