• Aug 16, 2018

Case Study: Evaluation of Enskill® English at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Alelo, in collaboration with the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, conducted an evaluation of Alelo Enskill® English with students in the University’s English for information technology purposes (EIT) program. This was the first major test of the new version of Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill platform, which utilizes statistical natural language processing and machine learning to engage in realistic spoken dialogues with English language learners.

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  • Aug 14, 2018

Case Study: Alelo’s Learning Products Save Lives in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dan Wilson used to be a US Army officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2013. Back in 2005, when Alelo was just getting started, he was preparing for an assignment in Iraq as a MiTT (Military Training Team) commander in 2006-2007. The mission of MiTT teams was to advise and train Iraqi security and police forces. Late in 2005, he came across a new training product called Tactical Iraqi.

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  • Jul 10, 2018

Back to the Future of Pedagogical Agents

The recent paper “Pedagogical Agents: Back to the Future” by Dr. Lewis Johnson of Alelo Inc. and Professor James Lester of North Carolina State University reviews the history and likely future of pedagogical agents, which are autonomous, interactive computer-based characters that engage in rich, face-to-face interactions with learners.

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  • Jun 13, 2018

How AI Can Help You Create Competitive Advantage

Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived and is reshaping business. Your company ought to have a strategy for using AI, otherwise it risks being disrupted by companies that do. Yet many business leaders are unsure about what AI can do and how best to take advantage of it.

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  • May 22, 2018

How AI is Solving the #1 Skill Gap in the Global Economy

Education and training is one industry where AI is starting to play important roles. What impact will AI have on education and training in the future? Will teachers be replaced by algorithms? Or is AI going to empower both learners and teachers?

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  • May 07, 2018

Will Teachers be Replaced by Algorithms?

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops, it is playing an increasing very important role in education. For example, AI-based solutions allow schools to embrace personalized learning, and publishers to roll out adaptive learning platforms. Some futurists have gone so far as to claim that intelligent machines will replace teachers within 10 years. Not surprisingly, this causes concern among educators. But, should teachers really be worried?

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  • Apr 24, 2018

How AI Empowers English Teachers

If you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages, you know how important it is for your students to practice speaking. The more they practice in authentic situations, the more confidence they will gain, and the more fluent they will become. Unfortunately this is not practical in the classroom, particularly in large classes. Even in classrooms with low student-teacher ratios, it is not feasible for a teacher to provide one-on-one practice with each student, much less provide personalized feedback.

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  • Mar 27, 2018

To Learn a Language, Start with the End Goal in Mind

What is it that learners want to be able to do with the language that they are learning? They want to communicate effectively with native speakers in common situations they may encounter. So language-learning technology should help learners progress toward that goal. Artificial intelligence and personalized learning are helping people to quickly develop useful language skills.

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  • Mar 26, 2018

Immersive Simulations: A Game Changer for Language Learning

One of the best ways to learn a language is to practice with native speakers. Research shows that immersion is more effective than conventional classroom instruction for developing proficiency. Yet many people around the world get few opportunities to practice with native speakers.

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  • Dec 19, 2017

Laureate and Alelo Expand their Suite of English Language Simulations

Laureate International Universities has contracted with Alelo to expand its suite of English language learning simulations, to help learners achieve higher levels of proficiency.

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