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ERIC Number: EJ896653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1741-5659
ActiveTutor: Towards More Adaptive Features in an E-Learning Framework
Fournier, Jean-Pierre; Sansonnet, Jean-Paul
Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v5 n3 p189-204 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to sketch the emerging notion of auto-adaptive software when applied to e-learning software. Design/methodology/approach: The study and the implementation of the auto-adaptive architecture are based on the operational framework "ActiveTutor" that is used for teaching the topic of computer science programming in first-grade university courses. Findings: The paper describes an adaptive heuristic dedicated to the display of knowledge entities which is based on the dynamic balancing of four behavioral criteria for the low-level agents (cooperation, pedagogy, audacity, and sensibility). Practical implications: The heuristic may be used in all multi-agent systems where load balancing problems appear and where an auto-adaptive behavior is important. Originality/value: The paper presents an auto-adaptive algorithm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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