A tutoring system using an emotion-focused strategy to support learners

Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff, Benedict Du Boulay

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Abstract

Many tutoring systems have employed problem-focused strategies for helping students regulate their emotional states. This paper describes an affective tutoring system that added an emotion-focused strategy (a relaxation exercise) to a standard problemfocused strategy (programming advice and feedback) in order to help students better regulate their emotional states when learning about data structure manipulation.. The evaluation indicated that this additional strategy improved learning outcomes and was helpful in emotionally supporting students with both good and poor performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages89-91
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
Event18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Nov 201003 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010

Other

Other18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period29/11/1003/12/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Mohd Yusoff, M. Z., & Du Boulay, B. (2010). A tutoring system using an emotion-focused strategy to support learners. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 (pp. 89-91). (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010).