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AR personality components for tutoring

Different personalities for AR tutoring agents can be constructed by differently constructing their appraisal mechanisms, and by differentially activating their expressive components. Giving different personality types to different incarnations of a tutoring agent gives us some additional tools with which to work toward a number of goals: (a) It allows us to present the same material from different perspectives in an interesting way, (b) it helps us to engage the student by maintaining interest, (c) it helps us to focus on different aspects of the subject domain, and (d) it helps us to tune teaching style to different students, and different moods of the same student.

Clark Elliott
Wed Dec 17 18:41:50 EST 1997