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A Heterogeneous Agent Model for Distributed Constructionism
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, , Department of Computer Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan ; , Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

A considerable number of Internet-based computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments have been or are currently being developed. This paper aims to a) assure the basic collaborative conditions of learning processes; b) ease the collaborative overhead of knowledge-building communities; c) reduce the limiting structure of the CSCL environments while retaining the information needed. Based on the personal concept maps, individual students discuss potential collaborations; the information of the collaborative learning is retained while the students' efforts are presented in a meaningful context. A heterogeneous agent approach is proposed to help students cope with large amounts of information. One possible advantage of the proposed agent approach is minimizing the likelihood of superfluous or redundant effort, which is beneficial in terms of both collaborative learning and the formation of knowledge-building communities.

Citation

Kao, G.Y.M., Sun, C.T. & Lin, S.S.J. (2005). A Heterogeneous Agent Model for Distributed Constructionism. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1353-1356). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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