Animal companions as motivators for teammates helping each other learn

Zhi Hong Chen, Yi Chan Deng, Chih Yueh Chou, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

This paper describes and discusses the design rationales of a system called My-Pet-Our-Pet that intends to realize an approach to using simulated animal companions to encourage students to help each other learn. A class of students is divided into several teams. Every student keeps her own individual animal companion, called My-Pet. An important component of animal companion is the student model of its master that supports self-reflection in different perspectives. Also, every team has a team animal companion, called Our-Pet, being kept by all the members of the team collaboratively. Our-Pet has a collective student model composed by all the student models of the team members. The design of Our-Pet help set a team goal through participating a competition game among Our-Pets of different teams, support collective reflections among team members, and shed light for the team how to help each other. We are currently conducting an experimental trail of the system in an elementary school where every student in the class has a Tablet PC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
Pages43-47
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2005 May 302005 Jun 4

Publication series

NameComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period05/5/3005/6/4

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Keywords

  • Active student model
  • Learning companion
  • Open student model
  • Student model
  • Team animal companion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Chen, Z. H., Deng, Y. C., Chou, C. Y., & Chan, T. W. (2005). Animal companions as motivators for teammates helping each other learn. In Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005 (pp. 43-47). (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005).