PandeSAL2: An empathic embodied conversational agent for learning English as a second language
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
College of Computer Studies
Jocelynn W. Cu
Defense Panel Chair
Nathalie Rose Lim-Cheng
Defense Panel Member
Ethel C. Ong
Merlin Teodosla C. Suarez
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.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
1v. various foliations : illustrations (some colored) ; 28 cm.
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Second language acquisition; English as a second language
De Los Reyes, J. A., Garcia, J. G., Santiago, R. C., & Talento, M. P. (2013). PandeSAL2: An empathic embodied conversational agent for learning English as a second language. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/10610