Learning Outcomes and Experiences while Learning with an Argumentative Agent
Thursday, June 26 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: B3107
Presider: Cesar C. Navarrete, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Abstract: Intelligent agents are active components in education. However, there is no intelligent agent that is able to conduct argumentation dialogues with learners to facilitate argumentative learning. This research develops an intelligent agent which is able to argue with learners on science topics. A study was carried out to investigate the learning outcomes and experiences while learning with the argumentative agent. The study found that the argumentative agent can significantly improve the learning outcomes compared with a non-argumentative agent. This study also investigated the learners’ learning experiences which will contribute to the understanding of argumentative learning with intelligent agents from learners’ perspectives.