Paper: KSC-PaL: A Peer Learning Agent that Encourages Students to take the Initiative

ACL ID N10-2005
Title KSC-PaL: A Peer Learning Agent that Encourages Students to take the Initiative
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session System Demonstration
Year 2010
Authors

We present an innovative application of dia- logue processing concepts to educational tech- nology. In a previous corpus analysis of peer learning dialogues, we found that initiative and initiative shifts are indicative of learning, and of learning-conducive episodes. We have incorporated this finding in KSC-PaL, a peer learning agent. KSC-PaL promotes learning by encouraging shifts in task initiative.