An Interactive Virtual Training (IVT) simulation for early career teachers to practice in 3D classrooms with student avatars

A. Delamarre, C. Buche, M. Polceanu, S. Lunn, G. Ruiz, S. Bolivar, E. Shernoff, C. Lisetti

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Abstract

Interactive Virtual Training (IVT) is a web-based interactive simulation system created to help early career teachers working in high-poverty schools learn effective classroom management skills. IVT simulates disruptive students' behavior (aggressive, off-task, non-compliant), as defined in vignettes developed by pedagogical experts on our team. These simulations enable early career teachers to hone their classroom management skills before they start teaching in real classrooms. In the simulation, users will interact with thirty (30) realistic diverse virtual three-dimensional (3D) "practice" students, which are situated in two (2) realistic virtual 3D classrooms. We describe IVT: (1) requirements and process mechanisms, (2) the IVT simulation of the vignettes depicting students' behaviors, (3) 3D virtual classrooms and characters, (4) website main functionalities, and (5) contributions and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFLAIRS 2017 - Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
EditorsVasile Rus, Zdravko Markov
PublisherAAAI press
Pages400-403
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357872
StatePublished - 2017
Event30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2017 - Marco Island, United States
Duration: May 22 2017May 24 2017

Publication series

NameFLAIRS 2017 - Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference

Other

Other30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMarco Island
Period5/22/175/24/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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