Managing Student Emotions in Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Roger Nkambou

In the classic educational context, observing and identifying learner’s emotional response allow the teacher to adapt the lesson, with the aim of improving the quality of the learning process. In computer environment, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) should consider relationships between emotion, cognition and action in order to improve the interaction with the learner. Hence, inspired by cognitive and behavioral models, ITS equipped with emotional recognition capability will be able to provide relevant tools for efficient and pleasant learning. In order to provide ITS the capacity of considering and managing the emotions of the learner, we propose an architecture which includes several components for emotion recognition.

Subjects: 1.3 Computer-Aided Education; 6. Computer-Human Interaction

Submitted: Feb 13, 2006

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