Print Email Facebook Twitter Face to face interaction with an intelligent virtual agent: The effect on learning tactical picture compilation Title Face to face interaction with an intelligent virtual agent: The effect on learning tactical picture compilation Author Looije, R. Melder, W.A. Neerincx, M.A. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2008 Abstract Learning a process control task, such as tactical picture compilation in the Navy, is difficult, because the students have to spend their limited cognitive resources both on the complex task itself and the act of learning. In addition to the resource limits, motivation can be reduced when learning progress is slow. Intelligent Virtual Agents may help to improve tutoring systems by offering a student feedback on their performance via speech and facial expression, which imposes limited "communication load" and motivating ways of interaction. We present our Intelligent Virtual Agent, called Ashley, and an experiment in which we examined whether learning of tactical picture compilation is better when the feedback is provided by Ashley compared to a standard text-box interface. This first experiment did not show user interface effects, but provided new requirements for the next version of the feedback system and Ashley: The task to learn was yet too simple for substantial feedback effects, and the timing of Ashley's feedback should be improved, and Ashley's presence should be better scheduled. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Subject TrainingAgentsChlorine compoundsControl theoryEducationExperimentsFlow interactionsIntelligent systemsMotivationProduction controlSpeech communicationStandardsStudentsUser interfacesCognitive resourcesCommunication loadsComplex tasksControl tasksFace-to-face interactionFacial expressionsFeedback effectsFeedback systemsIntelligent virtual agentsInternational conferencesStudent feedbackTutoring systemsIntelligent agents To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e2c0de7f-d54c-4892-a24f-22b3e5845565 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85483-8_57 TNO identifier 181577 ISBN 3540854827 ISSN 0302-9743 Source 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008 , 1 September 2008 through 3 September 2008, Tokyo, 73653, 5208 LNAI, 490-491 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.