NEW ARTICLE: Virtual Tutor: Designing a Teaching Model for a Programmed Guide
Elomedia´s Doctoral Student Juha Keinänen (MA) and his supervisor Mika Laakkonen (PhD) have published the article "Virtual Tutor: Designing a Teaching Model for a Programmed Guide" in February 2013. The Publisher is AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education), U.S.A.
This paper is a study of teaching procedures that would be adequate for a character-driven learning application: more precisely, teaching principles suitable for an interactive electronic tutor. After a preliminary study it was found that behaviorist procedures might be appropriate and they were selected for a closer literary research.
Findings indicate that behaviorist set of methods are hands-on and applicable. Anyhow, what is important to realize is that applications that are based on natural languages suffer a major drawback: they must be localized or translated to different languages. In this case, however, the guidance is designed on the basis of universal non-verbal signals deriving from human form. Developers dealing with global distribution should seriously consider this alternative.