AI-Generated Virtual Instructors Based on Liked or Admired People Can Improve Motivation and Foster Positive Emotions for Learning

This research presents the results of a study with 134 participants to explore the effects of learning from an AI-generated virtual instructor that resembles a person one likes or admires. We found that they can significantly improve students' motivation towards learning, foster more positive emotions, and boost their appraisal of the AI-generated instructor as serving as an effective instructor.  Read more.

Generative AI, Learning, Motivation, Deepfakes.

IEEE: Frontiers in Education.


System and experimental design, building generative AI platform, experimental methods, write-up.