Pre-Conference Workshop A1
Are You Talking to Me? Learn How to Design a Chatbot
Date Wednesday, Nov 27 Time – Room Bishop Price: 90.00 € Status: places available
Steven van Luipen
Van Luipen Advies, The Netherlands
Steven van Luipen is an independent consultant. He facilitates professional learning networks, learning activities and programmes, mostly technology supported, online or blended.
Steven works primarily in the public domain. His approach is practice oriented. He is an expert in sharing knowledge within and across organisations about present-day themes, such as the increasing importance of technology and data.
His aim is to help his customers get a better understanding of shared issues, agree on lasting solutions and ultimately improve their performance.
Ennuonline, The Netherlands
I am an independent consultant working on learning, change & technologies. I am passionate about social learning. My themes are blended learning, knowmads, tools and tech and social learning. My workshop will be about chatbots. Chatbots I hear you say... and social learning? Sure, why not learn together with a bot?
Specialties: design of online and blended learning, learning in communities, knowmads and chatbots
Natasja van Schaik
Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What if students would discuss their study choices with a bot? That kind of question keeps Natasja going. Starting experiments, design, fail, fail harder and hopefully book interesting results.She is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam and designs speculative solutions with her students, using emergent technologies. She works within several disciplines, for example foster care, education, human resource management/coaching.
So let’s start thinking speculatively and design a conversational interface in your daily practice.
Chatbots are a new phenomenon in L&D. Many professionals in higher education and L&D don’t know what they are or what they can achieve, and hence do not think about the design of the bot. Or if they have an idea to design a bot, they may not know the steps to take.
In this Workshop, participants will get to know the world of bots, what it takes to design one (with its own personality), and how to work out a conversation flow. Besides learning about bots, they will also work on the design of a bot. In small groups, they will develop a first prototype of a bot.
- Introduction to the world of bots
- Design a bot
- The conversation flow
- Designing a conversation flow for your bot
- Introduction to 3 chatbot platforms
- Building a prototype
- Knowledge of existing bots and potential for L&D
- A better idea of the various design steps in developing a chatbot
- Experience of the design of a conversation flow
- Knowledge of one chatbot platform
- A prototype of a bot
Who will benefit most?
The Workshop is interesting for people from L&D and education alike, as well as both developers and non-developers.