Virtual roleplay and remedial instruction to evaluate students’ retention of Mandarin Chinese after three months’ learning inactivity over summer vacations. Built on the Virtual Chinese platform developed in partnership with Virtual Virginia Online School.
Tasks included developing a curriculum, creating analytics for evaluating students’ language skills, writing and implementing branching conversations, writing remedial lesson content, and creating an utterance library of possible correct and incorrect responses to be evaluated by the ASR system and learning management system (LMS).
Virtual roleplay conversations for students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) built on the Enskill® platform . Tasks included writing and implementing branching conversations about daily activities such as going to the post office and ordering food at a restaurant, as well as iteratively creating a library of possible utterances for the ASR system to parse. Utterances were standardized to be applicable to multiple locales, including Thailand and Brazil.
The Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT) equips military personnel deploying abroad with the cultural and linguistic skills they need to complete missions respectfully. Courses and virtual roleplay developed in partnership with the US Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).
Horn of Africa
Republic of Korea
Tasks included writing practice and quiz questions, developing interactive activities such as timelines and maps, annotating subject-matter expert (SME) interviews, transcribing SME videos, implementing coauthored content into desktop and mobile builds, quality assurance (QA), and bug fixing.