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April 10, 2013

Lester Receives Support for LEADS Research

Dr. James Lester, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, has been awarded $46,970 by McGill University/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to support his research proposal entitled “Learning Environments Across Disciplines (LEADS):  Supporting Technology-Rich Learning Across Disciplines:  Affect Generation and Regulation During Co-Regulated Learning in Game-Based Learning Environments.”
The award runs from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014. 
Abstract – Recent Contemporary research on multi-agent learning environments has focused on self-regulated learning (SRL) while relatively little effort has been made to use co-regulated learning as a guiding theoretical framework (Hadwin et al., 2011). This oversight needs to be addressed given the complex nature that self-and other-regulatory processes play when human learners and artificial pedagogical agents (APAs) interact to support learners’ internalization of cognitive, affective, and metacognitive (CAM) SRL processes. We will use the Crystal Island learning environment to investigate these issues.
For more information on Dr. Lester, click here.

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