Socrates Digital™ for Learning and Problem Solving
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Socrates Digital™ for Learning and Problem Solving

Mark Salisbury (University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, USA)
Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7955-8
ISBN13: 9781799879558|ISBN10: 1799879550|EISBN13: 9781799879572|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799879565
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Description

Readers of this book will learn how to build intelligent digital advisors that discern and provide the knowledge human users seek in fulfilling their responsibilities in the workplace. To accomplish this goal, software developers and other computing professionals are introduced to a new knowledge representation, called expert advice, that builds upon research in artificial intelligence, instructional design, cognitive psychology, and the learning sciences. It is used to represent and manage the types of knowledge that users seek for expert advice. Similar to how the users of digital advisors learn, readers of this book will learn what this new knowledge representation is, why they will want to use it, how they will use it, and when and where to use it for developing intelligent digital advisor applications. To reach this level of learning, readers will be presented with perspectives for representing digital advisor knowledge, principles for developing digital advisor knowledge, methods for growing digital advisor knowledge, and strategies for designing and developing digital advisor applications. Strategies for applications include stand-alone and paired applications; they also include digital advisor applications that are integrated with database management systems, knowledge management systems, and enterprise systems.

There is a tremendous need for software developers and other computing professionals to learn how to develop digital advisors that discern the knowledge human users seek in fulfilling their responsibilities in the workplace. As work and the computer systems that support that work become more complex, human users need more assistance for learning and problem solving in the workplace. This assistance takes the form of expert advice, since, for the foreseeable future, only humans take responsibility for the decisions made in the workplace. While computer applications that can recognize spoken and natural language input have been around for decades, to move to the next level where computer applications offer expert advice requires that they be programmed with the knowledge of how humans learn and solve problems. This knowledge comes from cognitive psychology and learning sciences and can be represented and managed in computer applications with a new knowledge representation, called expert advice. As a result, software developers will be able to develop digital advisor applications that accelerate their users’ ability to learn and solve problems in the workplace.

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