Building a humorous virtual human to enhance student's motivation and performance in e-learning environment

Chao Yung Huang, Chin Yeh Wang, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

Humor has a great influence on students' cognition, emotion and motivation when they're learning. There are many researchers studying how humor can be used in the classroom to increase students' performance, while few researching on how to design a humorous virtual human to better students' learning performance in e-learning environment. In this paper, some humorous strategies were adapted and expressed by virtual human to affect students' learning at proper moments. Preliminary experiment was conducted and the results showed that the virtual human with humorous strategies can ease students' emotions and motivate them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
Pages900-904
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2009
Event17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period30/11/094/12/09

Keywords

  • Animated Tutor
  • E-Learning
  • Humor
  • Virtual Human

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