Characters that help you learn: Individualized practice with virtual human role players

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Abstract

This paper describes how virtual humans can be used as role players in for communicative tasks that require modification of one's social skills. Examples are discussed, including systems for intercultural communication and doctor-patient interviewing, and we conclude with a discussion of the challenges of providing individualized practice by dynamically adjusting the behaviors of virtual humans to meet specific learner needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume587
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization in e-b/Learning using Pedagogic Conversational Agents, APLEC 2010 - HI, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 21 2010

Keywords

  • Pedagogical experience manipulation
  • Social skills
  • Virtual humans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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