The Use of Learning Objects and Learning Styles in a Multi-Agent Education System
Shanghua Sun, Mike Joy, Nathan Griffiths, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Adaptive learning and teaching strategies are increasingly demanded in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the education process, but few intelligent education systems exist which are dynamic and able to satisfy individual students' requirements. In an attempt to overcome these limitations, we have developed a multi-agent education system, which incorporates learning objects, and is based upon a learning style theory as the foundation for its adaptivity. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the educational research contribution, in particular we discuss the pedagogical use of the learning objects and learning styles. We present a novel approach to the incorporation of learning style theory and report the results of an experiment to assess the appropriate granularity of learning object classification.
Sun, S., Joy, M. & Griffiths, N. (2005). The Use of Learning Objects and Learning Styles in a Multi-Agent Education System. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3403-3410). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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