The full paper entitled “The Effects of an Interactive Software Agent on Student Affective Dynamics while Using an Intelligent Tutoring System” co-authored by Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ryan S. Baker, Jenilyn Agapito, Julieta Nabos, Ma. Concepcion Repalam, Salvador S. Reyes, Jr., and Ma. Ofelia Clarissa Z. San Pedro was just accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing journal.
The journal is a cross-disciplinary, international publication meant to “disseminate results of research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena.” The article studies the affective states exhibited by students using an intelligent tutoring system for scatterplot generation and interpretation, with and without an agent. Boredom, confusion and engaged concentration persisted in both conditions.