Who is building a digital teaching assistant?
Can just anybody make a DTA?
Many people are building DTA components. Under the name Learning Management System (LMS) the technology is widespread. In a virtual world, the DTA could be represented as an avatar or animated object, possibly fostering a more personal relationship with the students.
Who is building a DTA?
- The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary
- People have already made some: Learning management system (Wikipedia)
- Some parts are available in virtual worlds:
- A Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) in a MUVE (virtual world): What would it do?
- New educational term: Batch Registration: for schools and organizations in virtual worlds
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- Some parts involve integrating existing resources (Moodle) with DTA records.
- Some educational organization might assemble parts to cover a group of DTAs
- Possible DTA groups: K12, college, language learning, STEM.
- Parts of the DTA would have to be designed for particular grade levels and content.
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Who owns the terms?
- DTA (Wikipedia)
- With multiple existing uses, any claim of ownership is not likely to be accepted.
- DIgital Teaching Assistant: (search)
- The term is best considered a generic designation of software able to do some things that might be done by a teacher or tutor.
Computer supported anything has research advantages
- The computer support is a repeatable and reproducible procedure.
- And data collection is inherent in computer operation.
- A DTA can aggregate data about its operations.
- FERPA restrictions would have to be considered
- For research purposes only aggregated date may be needed.
- The computer repeats its procedure without bias, boredom, or other variation.
- Subsequent reuse of the procedure can be based on the same code.
- Revisions of the procedure are done by changing the code, not by retraining a person.
- If the procedure is deemed useful, it can be reproduced an unlimited number of times.
- New people executing the procedure require training, but software does not.
DTA in virtual worlds: parts
- List of learning management systems
- Learning management system (Wikipedia)
- Learning management system (search)
- Education software (search)
- List of educational software - Wikipedia
- Educational software - Wikipedia
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