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Experiential Learning in the Myself Project

Experiential Learning in the Myself Project
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Author(s): Luigi Anolli (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Fabrizia Mantovani (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy and ATN-P LAB, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy), Massimo Balestra (ACSE s.p.a., Italy), Piet Kommers (UNESCO, The Netherlands), Odile Robotti (Learning Edge Srl., Italy), Anne-Dominique Salamin (University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Alessia Agliati (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Olivia Realdon (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Valentino Zurloni (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Linda Confalonieri (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Marcello Mortillaro (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy and CISA - University of Geneva, Switzerland), Antonietta Vescovo (CESCOM, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy), Pietro Venturini (ACSE s.p.a., Italy), Joachim Wetterling (University of Twente, The Netherlands) and Anna Tarocchi (ASL MILANO - Quality And Training Unit, Italy)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA) and Holim Song (Texas Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch026


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New trends in information technology are strongly influencing and shaping the growth of e-learning, and progressively resolving a number of critical issues currently limiting its dissemination to wider populations. The main goal of this chapter is to outline the MySelf Project, which aims to expand the potential of e-learning through the implementation of Affective Computing and training in soft skills. The chapter contents are therefore divided into two main sections: firstly, implementation of affective computing in the Myself project through the design and development of a 3D virtual tutor and research on possible implementations of multimodal recognition of user emotions; secondly, the development of 3D interactive simulations for soft skills training. Each section sets out the state of the art for the areas covered, outlines the Myself project objectives and possible operative applications, describes the work carried out to date, and discusses critical issues, open questions and future directions for the project.

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