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Bob Heller

Athabasca University

Canada - Edmonton

Biography

I obtained my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1992 at the University of Alberta and held a Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship from 1992-94, in the Centre of Excellence on Aging Research Network where I conducted research on driving, dementia, and aging. I joined the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University in 2001 and became interested in conversational agents and their role in distance education. This research has evolved into an investigation of animated historical figures as pedagogical agents and their place in immersive worlds.