11 December 1998

Robots To Teach Medics

The Advanced Distance Education project is developing tools to create adaptive, Web-based courseware incorporating artificial intelligence. ADE is a project of the team at the Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education (CARTE) at USC/ISI.

The team has been developing simulations featuring pedagogical agents - software with personality - to assist students in working through course materials. The lead character, an agent named Adele (Agent for Distance Learning Environments), interacts with students and tracks their learning as they work through course materials and simulation exercises.

Adele consists of a pedagogical agent and a 2D animated persona, which is implemented as a web-based Java applet. Adele adapts the presentation of the material as needed, provides hints and rationales to guide student actions, and evaluates student performance.

Take this Link for a demo.