Title

PandeSAL2: An empathic embodied conversational agent for learning English as a second language

Date of Publication

2013

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Subject Categories

Computer Sciences

College

College of Computer Studies

Department/Unit

Computer Science

Thesis Adviser

Jocelynn W. Cu

Defense Panel Chair

Nathalie Rose Lim-Cheng

Defense Panel Member

Ethel C. Ong
Merlin Teodosla C. Suarez

Abstract/Summary

There are existing technologies and theories that try to help us understanding and integrate our knowledge of student affect into learning models, ultimately redressing the cognitive-versus-affective imbalance in computerized teaching systems. Studies have also shown how Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) help sustain engagement between the user and the virtual agent. Our goal is to design and develop an ECA to teach English as a secondary language to Filipino preschool children. This paper describes our approach towards this goal: using a webcam, a Kinect sensor and a microphone to capture the students facial expressions, upper-body gestures and voice during learning build a model using the corpus and, create an avatar that can aid in learning English while exhibiting emotions.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18538

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1v. various foliations : illustrations (some colored) ; 28 cm.

Keywords

English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Second language acquisition; English as a second language

Embargo Period

12-15-2021

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