E-learning system design with humor and empathy interaction by virtual human to improve students' learning

Chin Yeh Wang, Shu Yu Ke, Hui Chun Chuang, He Yun Tseng, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

Students' affections have a significant impact on motivation and learning performance. Many researches revealed that humor has a great effect on students' learning motivation and emotion. And some researchers thought empathy can increase students' interests and self-efficiency and ease off negative emotions. Therefore, we try to add several emoticons into e-learning system to capture learners' emotions and design a humorous and empathic virtual human to respond to learners' emotions at proper moments. In this paper, we had done a preliminary experiment which showed the virtual human with humor and empathy can enhance learners' motivation, learning performance, and ease learners' emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages615-622
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010
Event18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period29/11/103/12/10

Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Empathy
  • Humor
  • Virtual human

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