SIGGRAPH 2004 - The 31st international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques
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Building The Virtual Reality Instructor
Thursday, 8:30 - 8:45 am
Room 502B

Developing virtual instructors as 3D-animated characters that behave autonomously in networked virtual environments, respond to multi-modal input across computer networks, interact with human learners using context-aware intelligence, and apply proven pedagogical techniques during instruction has the potential to provide human learning anytime, anywhere, at any pace. However, building a virtual reality instructor has challenged researchers because it requires interdisciplinary expertise in areas such as cognitive science, sociology, artificial intelligence, 3D computer graphics, linguistics, and more. This presentation discusses a model for building interactive virtual reality instructor systems more efficiently using an innovative software architecture: Joint Embedded Pedagogical Agent Architecture (JEPAA).

Jayfus T. Doswell
George Mason University
doswellj (at)

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