Learning with virtual humans: Introduction to the special issue

Noah L. Schroeder, Scotty D. Craig

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Virtual humans are embodied agents with a human-like appearance. In educational contexts, virtual humans are often designed to help people learn. In this special issue, we see six representations of this field from different perspectives, including system analysis and evaluation, value-added studies, and reviews of the literature. This diversity of research exemplifies the exciting field of virtual humans. In this introduction to the special issue, we discuss virtual humans in educational contexts, highlight the articles in this special issue, and outline productive future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Research on Technology in Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Virtual human
  • embodied agent
  • learning
  • pedagogical agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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