Applications of a pedagogical agent mechanism in a web-based clinical simulation system for medical education

Yuh Ming Cheng, Lih-Shyang Chen, Sheng Feng Weng, Yong Guo Chen, Chyi-Her Lin

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Abstract

In education, computer learning systems make wide use of pedagogical agents to simulate a tutor and/or mimic tutoring interaction, as well as offering just-in-time and adaptive feedback. Although the theoretical aspect of the pedagogical agents has been well-documented in the literature, relatively fewer efforts have been made on how a pedagogical agent should be implemented in a real multimedia computerized simulation learning environment. In this paper, we propose a pedagogical agent architecture and implement it in the multimedia medical simulation web-based learning system call HINTS to further facilitate students' learning and thereby make the HINTS a more effective educational tool. A preliminary students' performance evaluation result is reported. Some experiments have been conducted and the results show that the pedagogical agent indeed help the students in their learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007.
Pages635-638
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Nov 262007 Nov 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007.
Volume1

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007
CountryTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period07-11-2607-11-28

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management

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Cheng, Y. M., Chen, L-S., Weng, S. F., Chen, Y. G., & Lin, C-H. (2007). Applications of a pedagogical agent mechanism in a web-based clinical simulation system for medical education. In Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007. (pp. 635-638). [4457628] (Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIHMSP 2007.; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/IIHMSP.2007.4457628