Chatbot Kim: A Digital Tutor on AI. How Advanced Dialog Design Creates Better Conversational Learning Experiences

Cäcilie Kowald, Beate Bruns

Abstract


Conversational user interfaces, aka chatbots, offer new ways of interaction that can be used not only for task-led applications, but also for learning itself. Still, most conversational learning applications offer a predominantly one-directional dialog – either bot-led, with the user only confirming, or user-led, with the bot answering questions, but not going beyond. In contrast to these common approaches, learnbot Kim by time4you [1] not only conveys information, but wraps it in an equally entertaining and instructive chat, combining pre-defined dialog turns with a flexible dialog management. This article explains the design decisions made during the dialog development process and the underlying reasons. After having read this text, you will have a better idea of how dialog in conversational learning can be modeled to allow for a more natural conversational experience.

Keywords


e-learning; digital learning; workplace learning; conversational learning; conversational experience; chatbots; artificial intelligence; ai; virtual learning assistant; digital tutor

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) – ISSN: 1867-5565
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