Whole body interaction for child-centered multimodal language learning

Berto Gonzalez*, John Borland, Kathleen Geraghty

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Children engage with the world with their whole bodies, and we suggest here that during dialect learning, as during other learning activities, technology be capable of responding in whole body ways. As the child becomes more engaged in a shared-reality environment, the coordination of the whole-body behaviors between the VP and child should increase, thereby enhancing the experience. In this paper, we present our work on developing a virtual agent that embodies whole-body behaviors and a shared-reality environment that encourages children to use whole-body expression in the context of learning dialect, and science talk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2009Nov 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09

Other

Other2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period11/5/0911/5/09

Keywords

  • Analysis and modeling of verbal and nonverbal interaction
  • Culture
  • Embodied conversational agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

Cite this

Gonzalez, B., Borland, J., & Geraghty, K. (2009). Whole body interaction for child-centered multimodal language learning. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09 [1640381] (Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction, WOCCI '09). https://doi.org/10.1145/1640377.1640381