Gathering Behaviors and Affective States of Learners Using Educational Software: Challenges to Research in an Emerging Economy

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Much of the research currently undertaken in the area of intelligent tutoring systems hails from the Western countries. To counteract any bias that this situation produces, to gain greater representation from the rest of the world, and to produce systems and publications that take cultural factors in to account, experts recognize the need for more intercultural evaluations and collaborations. To inform researchers planning field studies in developing countries, this paper discusses five challenges that researchers must address: technology adoption, school support, infrastructure, student culture, and force majeur.