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The Affective Meta-Tutoring Project: Lessons Learned

Kurt VanLehn, Winslow Burleson, Sylvie Girard, Maria Elena Chavez-Echeagaray, Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Yoalli Hidalgo-Pontet et al.

The Affective Meta-Tutoring system is comprised of (1) a tutor that teaches system dynamics modeling, (2) a meta-tutor that teaches good strategies for learning how to model from the tutor, and (3) an affective learning companion that encourages students to use the learning strategy that the meta-tutor teaches. The affective learning companion’s messages are selected by using physiological sensors and log data to determine the student’s affective state. Evaluations compared the learning gains of three conditions: the tutor alone, the tutor plus meta-tutor and the tutor, meta-tutor and affective learning companion.

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07221-0_11.