ERIC Number: ED479604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
An Agent Architecture for Asynchronous Learning.
Education delivery systems have evolved from content delivery mechanisms to collaborative environments. The next step in this evolution is to provide greater support for asynchronous learners, those that progress through course material with little or no support from the instructional team. The integration of Web technologies with artificial intelligence techniques and multi-agent environments provides an architecture that supports the development of asynchronous-based systems. Autonomous agents are capable of providing ease of use and guidance through the introduction of natural language interfaces, knowledge processing, inferential reasoning, and interactive wizards. This paper describes an architecture for Internet-based education delivery systems that provide asynchronous learner support and facilitated interactions. This architecture makes use of a distributed and mobile, multi-agent system, using artificial intelligence techniques. (Author)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials
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 - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.