Infering Emotions and Applying Affective Tactics for a Better Learning

Infering Emotions and Applying Affective Tactics for a Better Learning

Patricia Augustin Jaques (University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil) and Rosa M. Viccari (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-768-3.ch007
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This chapter aims to present an animated pedagogical agent, called Pat, that has the role of providing emotional support to the student: motivating and encouraging him/her, making him/her believe in his/her self-ability, and promoting a positive mood in him/her, which fosters learning. This careful support of the agent, its affective tactics, is expressed through emotional behavior and encouragement messages of the life-like character. In order to respond appropriately to the student, the agent infers the student’s emotions: joy/distress, satisfaction/disappointment, anger/gratitude, and shame, from the students’ observable behavior, that is, their actions in the interface of the educational system. It adopted a mental states approach, more specifically, the BDI model, to implement the affective user model, the affective diagnosis, and the selection of the affective tactics, because it allows simple revisions and frequent modifications on the information concerning the student, which is convenient since emotions are very dynamic.

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Ana Paiva
Rosa Maria Viccari, Patricia Augustin Jaques, Regina Verdin
Chapter 1
Helder Coelho
The field of agents is presented, taking in mind what means to be a rational entity, how it operates, can be specified, and formally described.... Sample PDF
Overview of Agent Modelling
Chapter 2
Ricardo Azambuja Silveira, Júlia Marques Carvalho da Silva
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Building Intelligent Learning Environments Using Intelligent Learning Objects
Chapter 3
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The area of animated pedagogical agents is related to the development of applications that aim to improve the human-computer interaction process... Sample PDF
Design and Evaluation of Animated Pedagogical Agents
Chapter 4
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Maga Vitta: Conversational Ecological Agent in an Interactive Collective Construction Environment for Basic Education
Chapter 5
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This chapter purveys an account of Bayesian networks-related technologies for modeling students in intelligent tutoring systems. Uncertainty exists... Sample PDF
Using Bayesian Networks for Student Modeling
Chapter 6
Lucia Maria Martins Giraffa, André Luís Alice Raabe
This chapter presents the results of a 10 years research focused on building intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) that aims to represent student’s... Sample PDF
Cognitive Models Applied to Built Intelligent Educational Applications
Chapter 7
Patricia Augustin Jaques, Rosa M. Viccari
This chapter aims to present an animated pedagogical agent, called Pat, that has the role of providing emotional support to the student: motivating... Sample PDF
Infering Emotions and Applying Affective Tactics for a Better Learning
Chapter 8
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This chapter presents the InteliWeb environment that combines agents, fuzzy logic, and student model to recognize aspects of student’ self-efficacy... Sample PDF
InteliWeb: The E-Learning System that Recognizes Aspects of Self-Efficacy
Chapter 9
Magda Bercht
This chapter introduces the affectivity as decision support to the action of tutor agent. It argues that computational teaching system should take... Sample PDF
Towards a Model that Considers the Student's Affective Dimensions in Intelligent Learning Environments
Chapter 10
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Social and Affective Agents to Motivate Collaboration on Agent-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Chapter 11
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Constructing Intelligent Tutoring Systems Based on a Multiagent Architecture
Chapter 12
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Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Distributed Learning
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An Architecture for Developing Multiagent Educational Applications for the Web
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