An Extended Turing Test: A Context Based Approach Designed to Educate Youth in Computing

  • James Hollister
  • Shane T. Parker
  • Avelino J. Gonzalez
  • Ron DeMara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8175)

Abstract

In a Science Museum / Center setting, a context based approach to an exhibit could provide the best results when trying to encourage young teens to pursue a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. An overview of our new context based exhibit that is currently being developed along with some preliminary test results indicate that the methods used in this exhibit have drawn young teens into exploring STEM careers.

Keywords

Context Based Reasoning Turing Test STEM Avatar Virtual Humans 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Hollister
    • 1
  • Shane T. Parker
    • 1
  • Avelino J. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Ron DeMara
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL)University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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