Free Webinar on: Improving Comprehension Strategies of Struggling Adult Readers Through Conversational Trialogues With AutoTutor
Submitted by dgreenberg on February 2, 2019 - 12:55pm
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Information about the free webinar is found in the third paragraph. First, I wanted to give some introductions...
For those of you not familiar with the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, I encourage you to browse through our website (csal.gsu.edu) where you will find the following items of possible interest: information about how to determine readability (http://csal.gsu.edu/content/readability) in a way that is more accurate than the Flesch-Kincaid found in Word, a repository of web-based texts for adults who read between the 3rd and 8th grade levels (http://csal.gsu.edu/content/library), examples of demographic, reading practices, and computer familiarity questions that you may want to ask adult literacy students ( at the bottom of http://csal.gsu.edu/content/phase-1-assessment), and general adult literacy resources found on the Web (http://csal.gsu.edu/content/resources).
I would like to highlight one specific aspect of our Center. The University of Memphis created AutoTutor, an intelligent tutoring system on the web that delivers comprehension instruction for adults reading at the 3rd-8th grade levels. The system includes adaptive conversational trialogues with two animated conversational agents (teacher and student) that interact with the adult learner in each AutoTutor lesson. The curriculum has lessons with trialogues that cover specific comprehension strategies. The system collects student performance on each item within each lesson for use by the students' teachers. For a 5 minute YouTube video on AutoTutor, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNyIdlrcGzY&feature=youtu.be
Would you like to learn more about AutoTutor? I encourage you to enroll in one of the following free webinars, where Art Graesser from the University of Memphis will be discussing: Improving Comprehension Strategies of Struggling Adult Readers Through Conversational Trialogues with AutoTutor. This webinar will take place on:
Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT. To register go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w5muTvagSUqe15BPVyvT2A
as well as on
Thursday, February 21, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT. To register go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__0Q9US4aSL6z1Q5L4RhuUQ
(note: both webinars will include the same information)
Questions? Feel free to contact me!
Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University: firstname.lastname@example.org