To construct intelligent pedagogical agents that draw on sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and various highly interactive animation systems (e.g. the Web, VR/AR/XR) to support both social and cognitive interactions by providing adaptive learning paths and learning activities to cyber learner.
To investigate how such agents can work together with human teachers in interacting and supporting cyber learners; and
How to incorporate appropriate pedagogies and learning theories into such agents to increase learning (i.e., cognitive gains) while also improving motivation and student engagement.
Dr. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin is a Professor in Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology of Athabasca University (AU), Canada. He is an Invited Researcher of Waseda University of Japan. Dr. Lin obtained his PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998. He did his postdoc at University of Calgary during 1998-1999 and was a research officer of National Research Council of Canada in 2000. Dr. Lin’s research interests include AI in education, intelligent tutoring systems, online learning, virtual reality, and multi-agent systems. He has more than 150 publications. He serves on the editorial boards for several international journals, e.g., Computers and Education: X-Reality; Online Learning. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He served as Co-General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress 2020 and 2021. He served as Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (2008-2012).
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