Moral conflicts in VR: Addressing grade disputes with a virtual trainer

J. Kolkmeier, M. Lee, D. Heylen

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Abstract

A Virtual Trainer (VT) for ethical expertise development can potentially contribute to organizational and personal moral well-being. For successful training, adapting the agent's strategy based on the performance of a user is crucial. We explore to what extent a user's gaze may be a suitable cue in this context. In our experiment, a VT confronted university employees with a complaint from an anonymous student on unfair grading, a plausible scenario. Addressing criticisms from students may be a stressful situation for many teaching professionals.
According to our preliminary look at post-experiment interviews, participants saw the value in a VT that lets them practice such encounters. What is more, many participants felt truly taken aback when our VT announced that a student is unhappy with them. Yet, in terms of gaze we found no significant within-subject difference between neutral moments and morally conflicting moments on grade disputes for our participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Proceedings
EditorsCarol O'Sullivan, Ginevra Castellano, Stefan Kopp, Jonas Beskow, Christopher Peters, Iolanda Leite
PublisherSpringer
Pages231-234
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67401-8
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-67400-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2017), August 27-30, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden - KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
Conference number: 2017
http://iva2017.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10498 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2017), August 27-30, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
Abbreviated titleIVA
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period27/08/1730/08/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • virtual training
  • ethical expertise
  • moral conflic
  • gaze
  • pedagogy
  • VR
  • Gaze
  • Moral expertise
  • Multimodal
  • Skill training
  • Moral conflict

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