Vicarious Learning and Multimodal Dialogue

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Vicarious Learning and Multimodal Dialogue
Vicarious Learning is learning from watching others learn. We believe that this is a powerful model for computer-based learning. Learning episodes can be captured and replayed to later learners: this depends on the learning content being accessible and as far as possible external. A natural context for this is learning embedded in dialogue, and especially multimodal dialogue involving diagrams and gesture. This paper discusses work in progress in two projects addressing aspects of these issues. The idea of learning vicariously — through the experience of others — was originally discussed by Albert Bandura (e.g. [1]); it arises in situations where a learning experience is witnessed, and reacted to as a learning experience, by another learner. In many areas of education, vicarious learning (VL) is almost institutionalised through notions like the master class. In music and design, well-known teachers work with individual students in front of an audience of others, to the benefit of ...
John Lee
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Updated 11 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors John Lee
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