Syllabot goes live!
Illinois Institute of Technology continues to push the boundaries of modern technology. With the help of a start graduate student, Dhashini Jeyapaul, we have published Syllabot, as of February 24th 2017. We were 63 of 173 total bots at that time.
What does it do?
Good question. It is a Skype chat bot. We used a Microsoft service called Q&A maker to take a regular course syllabus and convert it into Question and Answer pairs, (for instance, Who is the teacher? Where is the class? What is due week 1?). I have attached the syllabus we used (ITMO 544 fall 2016) you can load the bot and try it out.
You can add the bot to your Skype account here:
The sample syllabus we used: 544-444-syllabus-fall2016.docx</blockquote>