Animal companion approach to fostering students' effort-making behaviors

Zhi Hong Chen, Calvin C.Y. Liao, Tzu Chao Chien, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

The effort-making behavior is significant for learning, since it involves beliefs students hold within. In this paper, an animal companion approach is proposed to foster students' such learning behaviors through nurturing virtual pets, in which learning tasks are regarded as "work" and the value of effort is cultivated. In addition, inspecting open learner models is also encouraged by interacting with animal companions, which might be helpful to students' self-awareness for their efforts made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Pages728-730
Number of pages3
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781607500285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Number1
Volume200
ISSN (Print)0922-6389

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Keywords

  • Learning companion
  • Learning effort
  • Open learner model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Chen, Z. H., Liao, C. C. Y., Chien, T. C., & Chan, T. W. (2009). Animal companion approach to fostering students' effort-making behaviors. In Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (1 ed., pp. 728-730). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 200, No. 1). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-028-5-728