Design and evaluation of a navigation agent with a mixed locus of control

Masthoff, Judith (2002) Design and evaluation of a navigation agent with a mixed locus of control In: Cerri, S.A., Gouarderes, G. and Paraguacu, F., eds. Intelligent tutoring systems: 6th international conference, ITS 2002, Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain, June 2-7, 2002. Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science, 2363/2002 . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 231-245. ISBN 03029743

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Abstract

The effectiveness of a Navigation Agent has been evaluated, which determines a path through course material tailored to the individual student. Lesson selection by the agent showed an advantage for students who were unable to monitor their own learning process. Initiative by the agent - where the agent also chooses the moment for selecting another lesson - reduced the time needed to finish the task by stimulating the students to study the lessons in a balanced way. The experiment also provides evidence that a mixed locus of control is preferable to either the student or the agent exclusively taking the initiative and selecting lessons.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Computational Intelligence
ID Code:2205
Deposited By:Helen Webb
Deposited On:28 Sep 2007
Last Modified:20 Jun 2012 14:42

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