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1690

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Time management and goal setting skills are essential for student academic success in higher education. Meanwhile, the recent advances of chatbots offer new opportunities to support goal setting in a conversational way. In this preliminary research, we investigate the effects of chatbots as a conversational goal setting tool for student learning. We developed a chatbot called Sammy that invites students to pledge their study goals and reflect on their goal completion. We conducted a 7-day study among 70 undergraduate students. Analysis on pre- and post-study surveys indicated a significant improvement in student perceived time management in learning goals. Analysis on student daily check-in with Sammy showed an upward trend of student satisfaction in goal completion and confidence in future goal setting. In the future, we will conduct a more comprehensive mixed-method analysis, improve the functionalities and usability of Sammy, and conduct longitudinal studies.

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A Conversational Goal Setting Buddy for Student Learning

Time management and goal setting skills are essential for student academic success in higher education. Meanwhile, the recent advances of chatbots offer new opportunities to support goal setting in a conversational way. In this preliminary research, we investigate the effects of chatbots as a conversational goal setting tool for student learning. We developed a chatbot called Sammy that invites students to pledge their study goals and reflect on their goal completion. We conducted a 7-day study among 70 undergraduate students. Analysis on pre- and post-study surveys indicated a significant improvement in student perceived time management in learning goals. Analysis on student daily check-in with Sammy showed an upward trend of student satisfaction in goal completion and confidence in future goal setting. In the future, we will conduct a more comprehensive mixed-method analysis, improve the functionalities and usability of Sammy, and conduct longitudinal studies.

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