Sträfling, Nicole; Fleischer, Yvonne; Polzer, Christin; Leutner, Detlev; Krämer, Nicole:
Teaching learning strategies with a pedagogical agent. The effects of a virtual tutor and its appearance on learning and motivation.
2010
In: Journal of Media Psychology, Jg. 22 (2010), Heft 2, S. 73 - 83
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift / Fach: Psychologie
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften » Informatik und Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft
Titel:
Teaching learning strategies with a pedagogical agent. The effects of a virtual tutor and its appearance on learning and motivation.
Autor(in):
Sträfling, Nicole im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen; Fleischer, Yvonne; Polzer, Christin im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen; Leutner, Detlev im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen; Krämer, Nicole im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen
Erscheinungsjahr:
2010
Erschienen in:
Journal of Media Psychology, Jg. 22 (2010), Heft 2, S. 73 - 83
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Abstract:

Studied whether a pedagogical agent can have indirect effects when it is employed as a tutor for learning strategies rather than directly teaching the relevant learning material. In a between-subjects design with 45 college students (aged 19-26 years), 2 groups instructed by 2 different kinds of pedagogical agents were compared - a cartoon-like rabbit and a realistic anthropomorphic agent - to a control group that was not tutored by an animated agent but was informed by voice only. Results showed no clear advantages for the agents compared to voice-based tutoring with regard to indirect learning effects, but they did demonstrate that the appearance of the agent matters. The rabbit-like agent was not only preferred, but people exposed themselves longer to the tutoring session when the rabbit provided feedback.