Researchers from the University of Valladolid and members of the colMOOC team presented a paper related to the colMOOC project at the 15th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2020). The paper entitled “Design of Conversational Agents for CSCL: Comparing Two Types of Agent Intervention strategies in a University Classroom” won the Best Research Paper Award of the conference.
The award decision was taken unanimously by the committee among the 100 submitted, 24 accepted and 4 nominated papers. The award was announced during the EC-TEL 2020 conference’s social event on September 16th, 2020 and was published here
The paper describes a pedagogical design space of conversational agents for collaborative learning composed of three dimensions: task design, domain model and agent intervention strategies. The authors performed an initial field study in a university classroom with 54 students. The study compared two types of agent intervention strategies, which differ on student participation, dialogue and satisfaction. Click here to read the paper.
The scientific community showed a lot of interest in the colMOOC project and conference´s participants were excited to use the conversational agent technologies developed in the project!