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Chapter: 'Enhancing Public Speaking Skills - An Evaluation of the Presentation Trainer in the Wild' from book: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 / 1611-3349 ISBN: 9783319451527 9783319451534 Year: Pages: 13 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_20 Language: English
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Subject: Education
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The increasing accessibility of sensors allows the study and development of multimodal learning tools that create opportunities for learners to practice while receiving feedback. One of the potential learning scenarios addressed by these learning applications is the development of public speaking skills. First applications and studies showed promising empirical results in laboratory conditions. In this article we present a study where we explored the use of a multimodal learning application called the Presentation Trainer, supporting learners with a real public speaking task in the classroom. The results of this study help to understand the challenges and implications of testing such a system in a real-world learning setting, and show the actual impact compared to the use in laboratory conditions.

Chapter: 'The Booth: Bringing Out the Super Hero in You' from book: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 / 1611-3349 ISBN: 9783319451527 9783319451534 Year: Pages: 3 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_56 Language: English
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The acquisition of knowledge is a key aspect for learners. However, in moments of stress the cognitive capacities of learners decrease considerably, making it very difficult for learners to get access and use their already acquired knowledge. Therefore we developed The Booth, a prototypical toolkit designed to support learners to prepare for key situations that are foreseen to be stressful. It guides the learner through a series of lectures helping them to gain personal power, and become in touch with their sincere-self. This paper presents the prototype, including the description of its technical aspects and the theory behind its lectures.

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