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July 20, 2017

Lester Receives Supplemental Support for LEADS Research

Dr. James Lester, Director of the Center for Educational Informatics and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, has been awarded $114,672 in supplemental funding 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.”  This project is a collaboration between Lester and Dr. Roger Azevedo, Professor of Psychology at NC State.  Total funding for the project is now $161,642.
The award runs from April 1, 2012 to February 28, 2020.
Abstract – 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.
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