Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(2), pp. 218-221, February, 2013         
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Chatbot technology: A possible means of unlocking student potential to learn how to learn

Patrick Bii

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Kabianga College, P. O. Box 2030, Kericho, Kenya.


Received February 4, 2013; Accepted February 23, 2013


This paper explores the possibility of implementing a constructivist learning environment using chatbot technology as a basis of enabling students acquire global economy and technological information age skills and competencies (21st century skills) within the context of a developing country. The suggested approach is to integrate chatbot technology into the prevailing teaching-learning environment taking into consideration enabling and constraining factors. Social constructivism provides the basis for concretization of this approach, where social interaction plays a fundamental role in the development of cognition, with mediation using cultural tools and scaffolding contributing to the process of learning.

Keywords: Chatbot, technology, social constructivism, ICT, learn how to learn, 21st century skills.

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