Posted - Feb 15 2006 : 17:10:43
| There has been a heated discussion on the mailing list about virtual human teachers that I would like to introduce to the forum.
From what I can surmise there are three areas of contention:
-implementation(turnkey versus do-it-yourself-project)
-maintenance/updating of product
Here is a post that I made on my side of the debate, and I welcome discussion from varying points of view:
1) Simply put, if we are not turn key, then we are not ready to sell to the education system as a whole.
2)The Software such as the "success" series and the "Advance"? or "Advantage"? series is fully developed for grades preschool through high school and is impressive enough to make me realize that I should have paid better attention in school.
3)A "work efficient"(not lazy ;-)) approach would be to simply integrate a VHT front end to the existing software that they have already tested and proven effective. Someone of your and Peter's credentials should make a nice ambassador/sales team for approaching these companies.
BTW, I'm going to start a trhead for VHT's on the forum.
John A. Latimer
"If the Human brain were so simple that we could understand it,
we would be so simple that we couldn't..."
-Emerson M Pugh-
DISCOVERY: The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.
GOAL: There's strength in simplicity.
NOTE: Goal not always achieved.