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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 19, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I am starting a web project that will tutor math students.  The project requires a programmable, interactive avatar such as Merlin, the MS Agent character to interact with students.  MS Agent has many attractive features, but because it is limited to the Windows platform and the Internet Explored browser it is unacceptable.  Microsoft has also dropped support for MS Agent.  I am searching for an approach that will work on Windows and Mac platforms and on a variety of browsers.  I hope that you can offer some suggestions that will allow this project to proceed.

The advantage of MS Agent is that it uses a Text-to-Speech engine that is resident on the client and is accessible through JavaScript.  Each time the page loads a random set of problems can be generated.  For example on a page of addition exercises, the first random problem might be 3 + 6 = x.  The problem would be displayed and the avatar would ask Marie, the student, "Three plus six equals what number?"  If the correct answer was entered the avatar might say, "Great job Marie, nine is the correct answer.  Your next problem is."  If 8 was entered the avatar might say, "Marie, I'm sorry, but eight is not right.  Try it again."  This interchange between the student and avatar had no perceptible delay.  I have investigated using a server

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