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.

E-mail: biiptrk@gmail.com

Received February 4, 2013; Accepted February 23, 2013

Abstract

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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