A simulator’s specifications for studying students’ engagement in a classroom

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

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Abstract

In this paper, we highlight the issues of poor students’ engagement in classrooms and identify the attributes for the environmental settings of a proposed simulator to study the problem of students’ poor engagement from the students’ emotional demotion using agent-based social simulation concepts. The environmental settings of the simulation is classified into environmental factors and emotional factors. The environmental factors consist of a number of students, class session, class duration, type of subject, and year of study, while the emotional factors include the negative emotional states of student (e.g. anger, anxiety or boredom) and the emotional states of lecturers. In this simulation, a lecturer, who might have ideas on new strategies based on their experience, is able to insert a new strategy using a proposed Strategy Specification Settings Interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 14th International Conference
EditorsSara Rodríguez, Gabriel Villarrubia, Javier Prieto, Sigeru Omatu, Pedro Faria, Pawel Sitek
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages206-214
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319624099
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018
Event14th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume620
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other14th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period21/06/1723/06/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Subramainan, L., A. Mahmoud, M., Ahmad, M. S., & Mohd Yusoff, M. Z. (2018). A simulator’s specifications for studying students’ engagement in a classroom. In S. Rodríguez, G. Villarrubia, J. Prieto, S. Omatu, P. Faria, & P. Sitek (Eds.), Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 14th International Conference (pp. 206-214). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 620). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62410-5_25