ERIC Number: ED508869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
Lin, Fuhua, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
"Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents" reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning. Chapters are devoted to the various aspects of intelligent software agents in distributed learning, including the methodological and technical issues on where and how intelligent agents can contribute to meeting distributed learning needs today and tomorrow. This book benefits the AI (artificial intelligence) and educational communities in their research and development, offering new and interesting research issues surrounding the development of distributed learning environments in the Semantic Web age. In addition, the ideas presented in the book are applicable to other domains such as Agent-Supported Web Services, distributed business process and resource integration, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and e-Commerce. Chapters of this book include: (1) A Human Collaborative Online Learning Environment Using Intelligent Agents (Hilton Silva de Azevedo and Edson Scalabrin); (2) Intelligent Agents Supporting Distributed Collaborative Learning (Weiqin Chen and Barbara Wasson); (3) Privacy and Trust in Agent-Supported Distributed Learning (Larry Korba, George Yee, Yuefei Xu, Song Ronggong, Andrew Patrick, and Khalil El-Khatib); (4) Intelligence in MAS-Based Distributed Learning Environments (Chunsheng Yang); (5) Knowledge Management for Agent-Based Tutoring Systems (Ping Chen and Wei Ding); (6) Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Distributed Learning (Mohamed Ally); (7) Integrating Tutoring Systems for Distributed Learning Environments (Fuhua Lin, Larbi Esmahi and Lawrence Poon); (8) A Multiagent Framework for an Adaptive E-Learning Systems (Larbi Esmahi and Fuhua Lin); (9) A Language for Specifying Agent Systems in E-Learning Environments (Hong Lin); and (10) A VR-Based Virtual Agent System (Timothy Shih, Ying-Hong Wang and Yung-Hui Chen).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Knowledge Management, Intelligence, Research and Development, Distance Education, Semantics, Online Courses, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Computer Software, Artificial Intelligence, Educational Environment, Information Science
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