This book investigates the role of emotions and multimodal communication in face-to-face teaching and in e-learning, and assesses the incidence of these not merely verbal components on the cognitive processes of the student. It also presents certain types of man-machine interface that utilise natural language in written, vocal and multimodal form; the latter implement a new metaphor of interaction with the computer that is more human-oriented. This is, therefore, a new and interdisciplinary theme of research that highlights the technical and theoretical complexity that e-learning specialists and scholars of multimodal communication and emotions address in order to devise new systems of human-computer communication that are more natural and more motivating for learning.
CNR - ISTC, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
Emanuela Magno Caldognetto is Director of Research at the ISTC (Institute of Science and Technology of Cognition). She has been the scientific manager on national MIUR, CNR and European projects in the field of experimental phonetics and multimodal communication.