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ERIC Number: ED428666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
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Group Learning Environment Linking Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning.
Hayashi, Toshihiro; Nakanishi, Yoshinari; Hayashida, Yukuo
This paper describes the design and features of LEA (Learning Environment with Agent), an educational system which has the features of both synchronous and asynchronous group learning environments. The first section discusses group learning environments, including differences between individual learning and group learning, and the classification of group learning according to the style of communications. PSM (Public Student Model), a new student model that allows students to grasp their understanding level, is proposed in the second section; PSM consist of three modules that store student information--an understanding model, a learning history, and a question database. The third section deals with LEA, including system configuration (virtual space, the agent, and the agent control module), learning in virtual space, and learning through the agent. In the conclusion, problems with PSM and LEA are summarized. A table presents features of synchronous and asynchronous group learning environments; two figures illustrate the system configuration of LEA and LEA virtual space. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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