What? Our project is designed to explore
the use of natural language generation, learner exploration of teaching
materials, and adaptive testing in a teaching and learning
environment. See more
details on what we are doing.
Why? Three reasons: we believe that
some aspects of teaching and learning can take place outside the
classroom, that learning is facilitated by exploration, and that
learning environments should be dynamic and adaptive rather than static.
We also believe that academics have a duty to share their knowledge, so
the materials on this site are freely available for private use. See more details on why we have
adopted this approach.
Who? The research described here began over thirty years ago as a collaboration between two researchers with
complementary skills: Professor Michael Levison (a computer scientist)
and Professor Greg Lessard (a linguist), together with a team of
research assistants in the Vinci Lab
in the School of Computing at Queen's University in Canada and others, including students
and various colleagues.
For a fuller list of project participants, details of the project's history, and a list of our publications, click here.