Printed Media, Hypertext and Chatterbots in Learning

A Comparative Study
  • Maria José Carvalho De Souza Domingues
  • Raul Sidnei Wazlawick
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 167)


This paper compares the influence of printed media, hypertext and chatterbots in the learning process of undergraduate business students. It has been found that chatterbots provide better results in terms of learning, especially in regard to the students’ ability to answer discursive questions. The conclusion is that a chatterbot is more effective than hypertext and printed media for educational purposes.


Chatterbots Hypermedia Learning systems 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria José Carvalho De Souza Domingues
    • 1
  • Raul Sidnei Wazlawick
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional University of BlumenauBlumenauBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Santa CatarinaSanta CatarinaBrazil

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