Page Last Updated: April 10, 2012

Selecting Pedagogies

At Wayang Outpost, the term "pedagogies' refers to the style of animated pedagogical agents. There are over 20 agents to choose from. Choices include personality, gender, ethnicity, and attitude. Select as many pedagogies as you wish. Students in the class will be evenly divided into groups which use the selected pedagogies. You may also choose to not use the agents in your class.

To choose which agents to include, click chaange pedagogies under Editable Class Information.

Important: Select pedagogies before you create your student list. For more information see Generating Student Lists.

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The Pedagogical Agents

 

A pedagogical agent is a visual representation (it is “embodied”) and is a tool for guiding students in virtual, interactive environment.  Our agents detect external cues such a keyboard input, time taken on each problem, and mouse clicks.  They respond in nutral, encouraging or empathic ways to support student engagement.

The pedagogical agents at Wayang Outpost are designed to be both adaptive and flexible. Each agent is listed with their qualities. Select as many pedagogies as you wish. You may choose from:

 

  • Default
  • Gentle Adaptive. Problems grouped by topic with immediate feedback
  • Random problem selection with no interventions
  • Random problem selection with random (fixed time) interventions
  • Adaptive topic-based problem selection with fixed (emotion feedback) interventions
  • Gentle Adaptive with Characters. Problems grouped by topic with JAKE providing feedback
  • Gentle Adaptive with Characters. Problems grouped by topic with JANE providing feedback
  • Gentle Adaptive. Problems grouped by topic, requesting emotions, without immediate feedback
  • Challenging Adaptive. Problems grouped by topic, no interventions
  • Test Pedagogy
  • Empathic JANE Learning Companion
  • Empathic JAKE Learning Companion
  • Random Empathic JANE Learning Companion
  • Random Empathic JAKE Learning Companion
  • Non Emotional JANE Learning Companion
  • Non Emotional JAKE Learning Companion
  • Gentle Adaptive Emotional Female Companion - Uses Emote Server
  • Adaptive Empathic Isabel (Latino Female) Learning Companion
  • Adaptive Empathic Luis (Latino Male) Learning Companion
  • Adaptive Empathic Isabel (Latino Female) With Hint Offering
  • Adaptive Empathic Luis (Latino Male) With Hint Offering
  • Adaptive Empathic Jane With EMOTE Selected emotion
  • Adaptive Empathic Jake With EMOTE Selected emotion
  • Adaptive Empathic Isabel With EMOTE Selected emotion
  • Adaptive Empathic Luis With EMOTE Selected emotion
  • No character Adaptive Empathic With Hint Offering
  • Adaptive Empathic JANE (White Female) With Hint Offering
  • Adaptive Empathic JAKE (White Male) With Hint Offering

 

When you have selected the pedagogies you want to use, click submit

 

 

 

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