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In This work we present a Web-based tool developed with the aim of reinforcing teaching and learning of introductory programming courses. This tool provides support for teaching and learning. From the teacher's perspective the system introduces important gains with respect to the classical teaching methodology. It reinforces lecture and laboratory sessions,(More)
Many Virtual Reality (VR) applications, such as Virtual Learning Environments or Interactive Virtual Tours, are based on a rich semantic description of the environment and tasks that users have to perform. These applications are built upon Virtual Environments (VEs) in which artificial agents act autonomously while interacting in realtime with users.(More)
A Web-based tool developed to automatically correct relational database schemas is presented. This tool has been integrated into a more general e-learning platform and is used to reinforce teaching and learning on database courses. This platform assigns to each student a set of database problems selected from a common repository. The student has to design a(More)
— The paper presents a web-based tool designed to give support to teaching and learning of UML class diagrams. The proposed UML environment is capable to correct automatically UML class diagrams exercises providing feedback to the student immediately. The tool is part of a more general framework, denoted ACME, which provides the main functionalities of an(More)
This paper presents a model that provides adaptive and evolutive interaction between a human and a virtual agent. After introducing the theoretical justifications, the aliveness metaphor and the notion of coupling are presented. Then, we propose a formalization of the model that relies on the temporal evolution of the coupling between participants and the(More)