ERIC Number: ED476998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Agent Technologies in the Electronic Classroom: Some Pedagogical Issues.
The use of intelligent software agents within computer mediated learning environments has become an important focus of research and development in both AI and educational contexts. Some of the roles envisaged and implemented for these electronic entities involve direct interactions with students, participating in the "social" dimension of the classroom that is of such importance in contemporary pedagogical theory. Others contribute to the many background tasks that support the teaching/learning process. Each type of activity raises its own special challenges in relation to the capabilities of the software and to our understandings of teaching and learning. Through discussion of both theoretical perspectives and practical examples, this paper explores a selection of these issues. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Expert Systems, Instructional Design, Learning Theories
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.