Bored with study? The new wave of edubots will find a way to spark your interest

Bored with studying? The next generation of online learning programs will be able to tell. An online learning program which can tell when a student is becoming bored and inattentive is one of the key developments  forecast to reshape university education in Australia in the next five years, according to a new report. The 2016 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education says that so-called “affective computing”, which is able to use video imagery of facial expressions to discern human emotions, will soon be coupled with online learning platforms to encourage students to keep their minds on their work. The report says this is likely to be adopted by universities in the next four to five years. It forecast “online learning situations wherein a computerised tutor reacts to facial cues of…


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