AutoTutor
AutoTutor
URL https://www.memphis.edu/iis/projects/autotutor.php
Cost Free
Address Institute of Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Dr, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Year Created
Type Academic - School
Audiences Post-secondary (18 years and over)
Technologies Natural language processing, Visual recognition, Speech Recognition and Analytics
User count 0
Creators

The University of Memphis

Description

AutoTutor is a computer tutor that helps students learn by holding a conversation in natural language. It simulates a tutorial dialogue between human tutors and students as they work step-by-step
through online tasks. AutoTutor tracks the cognition and emotions of the student and responds in a manner that adapts to the student. Emotions are recognized by the dialogue patterns, facial expressions, and body posture of the student.

Evolution
Tech Description
Uses

Learning physics and computer skills

Reasons

N/A

Managers
Strategies
Pros

Conversations in natural language (written or spoken). Conversational Agent adapts to the student, encouraging students to develop detailed responses and deep understanding

Limitations

N/A

Difficulties
Publications

Graesser, A. C., Li, H., & Forsyth, C. (2014). Learning by communicating in natural language with conversational agents. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(5), 374-380.