Do 3D Pedagogical Agents Help Students Learn Science?: A Systematic Review

Noah L. Schroeder (Washington State University, USA) and Olusola O. Adesope (Washington State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 71
EISBN13: 9781466642881|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2815-1.ch003
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This systematic review investigates the effects of 3D pedagogical agents on learning scientific materials. A comprehensive search of the literature produced 576 research abstracts. After applying pre-determined inclusion criteria, fifteen studies compared the use of 3D pedagogical agents with a non-agent control condition to offer instruction to participants. The results revealed that 3D pedagogical agents provided more benefits to students learning science than other instructional approaches, such as reading a text. The results are discussed, and suggestions for future research are delineated.
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