Category: Virtual Peers

Accessing Peer Social Interaction: Using Authorable Virtual Peer Technology as a Component of a Group Social Skills Intervention Program.

Tartaro, A., Cassell, J., Ratz, C., Lira, J., Nanclares-Nogues, V. (2015) “Accessing Peer Social Interaction: Using Authorable Virtual Peer Technology as a Component of a Group Social Skills Intervention Program.” ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 6, 1, Article 2, 29 pages.

  • Authorable Virtual Peers
  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Modeling ethnicity into technology: Using virtual agents to understand sociolinguistic variation

Finkelstein, S., Yarzebinski, E., Vaughn, C., Cassell, J. (2013) “Modeling ethnicity into technology: Using virtual agents to understand sociolinguistic variation”. in Proceedings of NWAV 42,, Oct 17- 20, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

Alex: A Virtual Peer that Identifies Student Dialect

Finkelstein, S., Ogan, A., Vaughn, C., & Cassell, J. (2013) “Alex: A Virtual Peer that Identifies Student Dialect”. in Proceedings of Workshop on Culturally-Aware Technology Enhanced Learning, Paphos, Cyprus.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

Investigating the Influence of Virtual Peers as Dialect Models on Students’ Prosodic Inventory

Finkelstein, S., Scherer, S., Ogan, A., Morency, L.P., Cassell, J. (2012) “Investigating the Influence of Virtual Peers as Dialect Models on Students’ Prosodic Inventory”. in Proceedings of WOCCI (Workshop on Child-Computer Interfaces) at INTERSPEECH 2013, September 14-15, 2012, Portland, OR.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
  • Virtual Peers

Oh Dear Stacy! Social Interaction, Elaboration, and Learning with Teachable Agents

Ogan, A., Finkelstein, S., Mayfield, E., Matsuda, N., Cassell, J. (2012) “Oh Dear Stacy! Social Interaction, Elaboration, and Learning with Teachable Agents” in Proceedings of CHI 2012, May 5-10, 2010, Austin, TX. [PDF]

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Rudeness and rapport: Insults and learning gains in peer tutoring

Finkelstein, S., Ogan, A., Walker, E., Muller, R., Cassell, J. (2012) “Rudeness and rapport: Insults and learning gains in peer tutoring” in Proceedings of ntelligent Tutoring Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Brick by Brick: Iterating Interventions to Bridge the Achievement Gap with Virtual Peers

Rader, E., Echelbarger, M. Cassell, J. (2011) “Brick by Brick: Iterating Interventions to Bridge the Achievement Gap with Virtual Peers” in Proceedings of the CHI’11 Conference, May 9-12, Vancouver, BC

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Culture as Social Practice: Being Enculturated in Human-Computer Interaction

Cassell, J. (2009) “Culture as Social Practice: Being Enculturated in Human-Computer Interaction” in C. Stephanidis (Ed.) Proceedings of HCII, (published as Universal Access in HCI, Part III. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag), pp. 303-313.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Virtual Peers

Modeling Culturally Authentic Style Shifting with Virtual Peers

Cassell, J., Geraghty, K., Gonzalez, B., Borland, J. (2009) “Modeling Culturally Authentic Style Shifting with Virtual Peers” in Proceedings of ICMI-MLMI. Nov. 2-6, Cambridge, MA [PDF]

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Playing with Virtual Peers: Bootstrapping Contingent Discourse in Children with Autism

Tartaro, A. & Cassell, J. (2008). “Playing with Virtual Peers: Bootstrapping Contingent Discourse in Children with Autism” Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), June 24-28, Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Ethnic Identity and Engagement in Embodied Conversational Agents

Iacobelli, F. & Cassell, J. (2007). “Ethnic Identity and Engagement in Embodied Conversational Agents” Proceedings of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), Sept. 17-19, Paris, France.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

Authorable Virtual Peers for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tartaro, A., & Cassell, J. (2006). “Authorable Virtual Peers for Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Proceedings of the Workshop on Language-Enabled Educational Technology at the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI06), August 28-31, Riva del Garda, Italy.

  • Authorable Virtual Peers
  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Using Virtual Peer Technology as an Intervention for Children with Autism

Tartaro, A., & Cassell, J. (2006). “Using Virtual Peer Technology as an Intervention for Children with Autism”. Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 231-262

  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Towards a Model of Technology and Literacy Development: Story Listening Systems

Cassell, J (2004) “Towards a Model of Technology and Literacy Development: Story Listening Systems”Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 25 (1): 75-105.

  • Literacy
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling and Storylistening
  • Virtual Peers

Sam Goes to School: Story Listening Systems in the Classroom

Kehoe, C., Cassell, J., Goldman, S., Dai, J., Gouldstone, I., MacLeod, S., O’Day, T., Pandolfo, A., Ryokai, K., Wang, A. (2004) “Sam Goes to School: Story Listening Systems in the Classroom”International Conference for the Learning Sciences.

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling and Storylistening
  • Virtual Peers

Virtual Peers as Partners in Storytelling and Literacy Learning

Ryokai, K., Vaucelle, C., Cassell, J. (2003) “Virtual Peers as Partners in Storytelling and Literacy Learning”Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 19(2): 195-208

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Literacy
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling and Storylistening
  • Virtual Peers
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