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Linking Augmented Reality with Peer Tutoring in Vocational Learning Environments: A Multi-Agent-Based Approach

Henning Gösling; Tobias Dreesbach; Jannis Vogel; Enrico Kochon
In: ECIS 2021 Research-in-Progress Papers. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 14-16, Marrakech/Virtual, Morocco, AIS eLibrary, 2021.


During the elicitation of vocational training processes in a consortium research project, it became clear that augmented reality (AR) is a useful learning environment. However, using AR glasses may isolate trainees in training workshops and reduce the level of collaboration. In this study, we address these potential adverse side effects with peer tutoring. More exactly, we want to initiate tutor-tutee pairs among trainees during AR-based vocational training processes. We derive design features for a multi-agent-based approach to build tutor-tutee pairs based on concepts from the literature, a technical perspective, and the consortium within a design science research approach. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to align AR with peer tutoring. With our first results, we provide a novel IT artifact in the realm of computer-supported collaborative learning in the information systems discipline. Future work can build upon these results even outside the scope of AR.


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