Social Foundations of Learning
These projects are exploring how to make technologies that enhance the best of social interaction for learning while mitigating the worst.
Teachable Agents: Interactive Demo
You can try teaching your own agent by following these instructions:
Username: visitorX (where X=1, 2, or 3)
Password: TeachableX (where X=1, 2, or 3)
Tutorial video: http://vimeo.com/21764175
- Chin, D.B., Dohmen, I.M., & Schwartz, D.L. (in revision). Teachable Agents make scientific thinking visible and improve learning for younger children. IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies.
- Chin, D.B., Dohmen, I.M., Cheng, B.H., Oppezzo, M.A., Chase, C.C., & Schwartz, D.L. (2010). Preparing students for future learning with Teachable Agents. Educational Technology Research and Development, 58(6): 649-669. doi: 10.1007/s11423-010-9154-5
- Chase, C., Chin, D.B., Oppezzo, M, & Schwartz, D.L. (2009). Teachable agents and the protege effect: Increasing the effort towards learning. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 18(4), 334-352. doi: 10.1007/s10956-009-9180-4