While the internet, LMSs and email have provided so with so many alternative ways to communicate with and manage are students or learners, I've always been challenged with managing student queries that flood through onto my emails...but... looks like George Mickhail, a lecturer in accountancy at the University of Wollongong has come up with a special answer!!!
Virtual George - a web-based, artificial-intelligence version of himself which is based on a chat engine program that uses a database of linguistic terms to interact with users!
Students can't believe that it's not the 'real' thing!
Sounds like a perfect way to answer those desperate queries from insomniac students madly trying to complete their assignments on the all night marathon!
Read the full story from the Sydney Morning Herald