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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 28, No. 4 (October 2017) pp. 359–370
The unstructured conversations of students who chatted with Freudbot in his Second Life virtual office over a 32 month period were examined in order to better understand the nature of the virtual relationship between students and conversational...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 287–291
Three previously published studies were re-examined using a common set of measures to further explore the role of visual information when chatting with a conversational agent acting as a historical figure. One hundred and seventy students chatted...
Conversational Agents as Historical Figures: Individual Differences and Perceptions of Agent and Social Presence
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 1374–1380
Eight-six students chatted online for 10 minutes with a historical figure application of a conversational agent under 3 interface conditions; No Image, Static Image, or Animated Image with Voice. Students rated their perception of the agent and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 945–950
An experimental approach was used to compare two types of web interfaces (text-based vs. conversation-based) to content on the life and theories of Jean Piaget. The content in each interface was identical with the exception of third- vs. first...
Assessing the impact of intelligent interventions by conversational agents: Implications for pedagogical agent design
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2017 (Oct 17, 2017) pp. 649–653
Researchers have acknowledged the important role of conversational agents in education but there has been very little research on the types of user conversations and whether different types of users might require different types of conversational...
International Journal for Academic Development Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2008) pp. 129–139
The purpose of this study was to better identify directions for addressing the needs of academics in institutions of higher education who teach technologically-mediated, distance-delivered courses. This single-case study aimed to examine the factor...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3913–3918
A chatbot named Freudbot was constructed using the open source architecture of AIML to determine if a famous person application of chatbot technology could improve student-content interaction in distance education. Fifty-three students in psychology ...