Reganne Miller

Graduate Student

During my graduate studies at Georgia Tech, I plan to investigate factors that influence the effectiveness of online education and educational technology. The goal of my current research is to investigate the effects of various characteristics of a pedagogical agent on learning, motivation, and cognitive load and to understand the influence of the content domain on these effects. For my next project, I aim to examine the influence of learner preference on pedagogical agent efficacy. My plans for the future include broadening my research scope to other forms of educational technology. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of multimedia educational tools that are designed to maximize learning in online contexts.


  • B.S., Morehead State University (2022)

Research Interests

  • Learning
  • Online Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Pedagogical Agents
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Schroeder, B. L., Fraulini, N. W., Van Buskirk, W. L., & Miller, R. M. (2022). Assessing the
    social agency of pedagogical agents in adaptive training systems. In S. Barker, S. White, M.
    Milne, & H. Johnson (Eds.), Adaptive Instructional Systems: 4th International Conference,
    24th HCI International Conference (pp. 302-313). Springer International Publishing.
  • Miller, R., & Catrambone, R. (2023, November). Impact of an Audio-Narrating Pedagogical
    Agent on Learning, Motivation, and Cognitive Load: Examination of Deictic Gestures, Visual
    Presence, and Arrows. Poster accepted for presentation at the 64th Annual Psychonomic
    Society Meeting.

Selected Awards & Internships

  • Best Student Research Proposal, 2023, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Training Technical Group
  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), 2021, Naval Air Warfare Center/Training Systems Division