[LINK] Fwd: [TCLT] Call for participation: Virtual Instructors
Pilot Research Group
hartr at interweft.com.au
Wed Nov 2 12:54:18 EST 2005
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Virtual instructors? Has the world gone mad?
Well actually - no, I don't think so.
I suppose it depends on exactly what you call a 'virtual instructor'.
Would you consider an expert systems knowledge base in a well bounded
area linked to some well written software that was able to help
guide/criticise a student through a particular area a 'virtual instructor'?
Personally, I think the name sucks, but the ability to have software
guided instruction is far from new: I was playing around with this sort
of thing on DEC Vax 11/750 back in the 1980s! But I really don't think
you could call any computer based learning system a 'virtual instructor'
until it is able to perform a reasonable subset of the many and varied
learning interventions that a "meat " instructor routinely carries out.
Robert Hart hartr at interweft.com.au
+61 (0)438 385 533 http://www.hart.wattle.id.au
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