Scientific Papers

Here at SkillGym, we love to collaborate with the scientific community, both by being challenged on new frontiers of learning methodology and by receiving their feedback and validation on what we do. Here is a short list of the most recent articles published in reputable scientific journals.

Improving Leadership Skills Via Digital Role Play

G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus, M. Malatesta. INTED2019

This article discusses how SkillGym can be used to deliver efficient role-play based training, overcoming the usual issues of time and scalability that currently relegate it as a niche tool targeted only to high-level and expensive training.

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Improving Salespeople Confidence Using Interactive Simulation-Led Training

G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus, M. Malatesta. INTED2019

A study on how the use of Digital Role Play can actually improve the leadership skills of salespeople in managing a sales meeting.

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A LifeLike Experience to Train User Requirements Elicitation Skills

S. De Ascaniis, L. Cantoni, E. Sutinen, R. Talling. SPRINGER 2017.

A study conducted to verify the hypothesis according to which the users playing systematically with the simulator improve their performance with the simulator itself, as well as the external validity, that is if users also enhanced their URE skills. Results showed users’ improvements in both aspects.

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Behavioural Simulator for Professional Training based on Natural Language Interaction

R. Mazza, L. Ambrosini, N. Catenazzi, S. Vanini, D. Tuggener, G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus. AIED2018

This article discusses how applying voice and semantic recognition to the simulator can improve students’ ability to conduct the medical interview and manage critical conversations.

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Virtual Patients in Problem-Based Learning

H. Hamdy, A. Al-Moslih, G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus. MEDICAL EDUCATION 2017, John Wiley & Sons Ltd

This article discusses how a virtual, but authentic patient can help students improve their ability to conduct the medical interview and create trust in the patient, while generating learning objectives in a problem-based learning environment.

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Virtual Patient Learning (VPL): The Future of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

H. Hamdy, A. Al-Moslih, G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus. ICME2018

This article discusses how a simulation-led training can help students to conduct the medical interview and lead the patient to optimal behavior. 

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Learning with Virtual Patients in Medical Education

G. Tavarnesi, A. Laus, R. Mazza, L. Ambrosini, N. Catenazzi, S. Vanini, D. Tuggener. ECTEL2018

This article discusses how a virtual, but authentic patient can help doctors use their leadership skills to optimize the relationship with the patient, build trust and get better compliance.

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