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Pay Attention! The Computer is Watching: Affective Tutoring Systems
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, , , Massey University, New Zealand

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

An important factor in the success of human one-to-one tutoring is the tutor's ability to identify and respond to affective cues given by the learner. However, current Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) model students solely on their cognitive, and not affective, state. Automated facial expression analysis makes it possible for computers to identify affective cues by analysing images of learners' facial expressions. Therefore it is proposed to develop a new generation of ITS, Affective Tutoring Systems, that model both the cognitive and affective states of the learner. The learner's affective cues will be registered using a web-cam mounted on the learner's monitor, and processed using an existing in-house automated facial expression analysis system. The new student model will enable the system to respond to affective cues given by the learner, which should result in increased learning.

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Alexander, S., Sarrafzadeh, A. & Fan, C. (2003). Pay Attention! The Computer is Watching: Affective Tutoring Systems. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1463-1466). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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