Evaluating students engagement in classrooms using agent-based social simulation

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

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Abstract

Students engagement is a widely recognized concept that influence the achievement of outcome and learning in higher education. Studies have indicated boredom as one sign of a poor engagement in a classroom. For example, students who are bored may apply less effort and stop paying attention to their lecturer over time. Such students ultimately end up getting poor academic results, involving in many disciplinary actions and at risk of dropping out. However, many researchers study the problem of poor engagement in classrooms using traditional methods such as the questionnaire survey and setting up experiments that consume considerable time, effort and with very limited settings. Consequently, in this paper, we present our work-in-progress that addresses the problem. We propose a conceptual emotion-based student engagement model that is animated by an agent-based social simulator. The preliminary theory of this proposal is based on three main elements in a classroom; the engagement level of students, the emotional state of a lecturer and the emotional states of students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages34-39
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509051502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jan 2017
Event2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Aug 201624 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016

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Other2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period23/08/1624/08/16

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Subramainan, L., A. Mahmoud, M., Ahmad, M. S., & Mohd Yusoff, M. Z. (2017). Evaluating students engagement in classrooms using agent-based social simulation. In 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016 (pp. 34-39). [7809999] (2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAMSR.2016.7809999
Subramainan, Latha ; A. Mahmoud, Moamin ; Ahmad, Mohd Sharifuddin ; Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Zaliman. / Evaluating students engagement in classrooms using agent-based social simulation. 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 34-39 (2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016).
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Subramainan, L, A. Mahmoud, M, Ahmad, MS & Mohd Yusoff, MZ 2017, Evaluating students engagement in classrooms using agent-based social simulation. in 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016., 7809999, 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 34-39, 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016, Bangi, Malaysia, 23/08/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAMSR.2016.7809999

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Subramainan L, A. Mahmoud M, Ahmad MS, Mohd Yusoff MZ. Evaluating students engagement in classrooms using agent-based social simulation. In 2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 34-39. 7809999. (2nd International Symposium on Agent, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2016). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAMSR.2016.7809999