Design and evaluation of a navigation agent with a mixed locus of control

Judith Masthoff

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The effectiveness of a Navigation Agent has been evaluated, which determines a path through course material tailored to the individual student. Lesson selection by the agent showed an advantage for students who were unable to monitor their own learning process. Initiative by the agent - where the agent also chooses the moment for selecting another lesson - reduced the time needed to finish the task by stimulating the students to study the lessons in a balanced way. The experiment also provides evidence that a mixed locus of control is preferable to either the student or the agent exclusively taking the initiative and selecting lessons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent tutoring systems: 6th international conference, ITS 2002, Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain, June 2-7, 2002. Proceedings
EditorsS.A. Cerri, G. Gouarderes, F. Paraguacu
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)03029743
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science


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