My-pet-and-her-friends: Identifying educational roles of animal companions in game-based learning environment

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

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Abstract

Virtual characters simulated by computers have been a subject for research and development in both Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) and video game design. Between AIED and video games there is an emerging enterprise, that is, virtual characters in video learning game design. This paper proposes a Profile-Driven-Interaction (PDI) framework which borrows the design experience of virtual characters from AIED research to that for video learning games. The PDI framework enables virtual characters to take roles for various educational purposes based on the learner model of that learner and learner models of other learners. These virtual characters are designed in such a way that when they interact with a learner, the learner is actually improving her learning status. Based on this framework, a video learning game, called My-Pet-and-Her-Friends, is developed to address some relevant issues in the learning process, in particular, the issues of engagement and reflection of the learner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - DIGITEL 2007
Subtitle of host publicationFirst IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning
Pages104-108
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 13
Externally publishedYes
EventDIGITEL 2007: 1st IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning - Jhongli City, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Mar 262007 Mar 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - DIGITEL 2007: First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

Other

OtherDIGITEL 2007: 1st IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning
CountryTaiwan
CityJhongli City
Period07/3/2607/3/28

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Keywords

  • Digital game-based learning
  • Educational role
  • NPC
  • Virtual character

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

Cite this

Chen, Z. H., Liao, C. C. Y., & Chan, T. W. (2007). My-pet-and-her-friends: Identifying educational roles of animal companions in game-based learning environment. In Proceedings - DIGITEL 2007: First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (pp. 104-108). [4148838] (Proceedings - DIGITEL 2007: First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning). https://doi.org/10.1109/DIGITEL.2007.36