A conceptual emotion-based model to improve students engagement in a classroom using agent-based social simulation

Latha Subramainan, Moamin A. Mahmoud, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff

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Abstract

Students' emotional engagement in classrooms has always been regarded as a crucial factor influencing educational outcomes. Emotionally-engaged students are highly motivated to attend classes and participate actively in discussions. Conversely, emotionally-disengaged students are habitual truants and/or often misbehave in classrooms. It is time consuming to conduct research using traditional methods such as data collection or questionnaire. Furthermore, as these experiments are conducted on humans, limited settings can be organized and difficult to control/monitor. Therefore, in this paper, we present our work in-progress addressing to the problem. We propose a conceptual emotion-based model that is animated by an agent-based social simulator. The rudimentary theory of this proposal is based on three main elements; the engagement level of students, the emotional state of a lecturer and the emotional state of students in a classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages149-154
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509026319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
Event4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Aug 201625 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016

Other

Other4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period23/08/1625/08/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Subramainan, L., A. Mahmoud, M., Ahmad, M. S., & Mohd Yusoff, M. Z. (2017). A conceptual emotion-based model to improve students engagement in a classroom using agent-based social simulation. In Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 (pp. 149-154). [7857951] (Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857951