ERIC Number: ED466154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Agent-Based Workflow Systems in Electronic Distance Education.
Dlodlo, Nomusa; Dlodlo, Joseph B.; Masiye, Bighton S.
Current workflow systems largely assume a closed network where all the software is available on a homogenous platform and all participants are locally linked together at the same time. The field of Electronic Distance Education (EDE) on the other hand, requires the next-generation workflow that will integrate workflows from a distributed heterogeneous environment in order to support students who are not only dispersed over a wide geographic area but are working at different times. The notion of agents, particularly mobile agents, provides an elegant way of executing workflow processes across geographic borders. This paper looks at integrating agents into the current workflow systems that support distance education in order to create a theory for the design of intelligent workflow systems. This will enable an active collaborative work among participants who subscribe to EDE. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe