*Winner of the Virginia Governor’s Technology Award for Innovation in Technology for K-12 Education
Socially intelligent virtual humans (avatars) interact with the learner in dynamic scenarios using speech understanding and rich multi-media content to immerse students in an authentic language environment.
In 2010, Alelo partnered with the Virtual Virginia Online School to develop and evaluate a pilot Chinese I course. Alelo applied its unique pedagogical approach to provide highly effective and customized learning for high school students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The pilot met with a positive response from students who cited the interactive exercises and language instruction as some of their favorite aspects. This September, Alelo’s efforts were recognized with the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Technology Award for Innovation in Technology for K-12 and Higher Education Learning. Alelo is continuing to develop the Chinese course and is planning pilots for Spanish and other languages.
Download the Virtual Chinese press release