Interventions during student multimodal learning activities: Which, and why?

Beate Grawemeyer, Manolis Mavrikis, Sergio Gutierrez-Santos, Alice Hansen

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Emotions play a significant role in students' learning behaviour. Positive emotions can enhance learning, whilst negative emotions can inhibit it. This paper describes a Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ) study which investigates the potential of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) together with an emotion detector able to classify emotions from speech to support young children in their exploration and reection whilst working with interactive learning environments. We describe a unique ecologically valid WoZ study in a class- room. During the study the wizards provided support using a script, and followed an iterative methodology which limited their capacity to communicate, in order to simulate the real system we are developing. Our results indicate that there is an effect of emotions on the acceptance of feedback. Additionally, certain types of feedback are more effective than others for particular emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshops on Educational Data Mining, WSEDM 2014 - Co-located with 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20147 Jul 2014
Conference number: 7


  • Affect
  • Emotions
  • Intelligent support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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