Teaching with the help of talking heads


Talking heads were integrated with two learning systems. In AutoTutor, students learn about computer literacy by holding a conversation with a student. AutoTutor is an animated pedagogical agent that asks deep reasoning questions and engages in a mixed initiative dialog as answers emerge. Students type in information via keyboard whereas AutoTutor delivers discourse sensitive contributions with facial expressions, synthesized speech, and gestures. In the Human Use Regulator Affairs (HURA) Advisor, high ranking officers in the military learn about the ethical use of human subjects on a Web site with a conversational navigational agent. © 2001 IEEE.

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Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001