Design Principles of an Open Agent Architecture for a Web-based Learning Community
Qun Jin, Aizu Univ., Japan ; Jianhua Ma, Runhe Huang, Hosei Univ., Japan ; Timothy Shih, Tamkang Univ.
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
A Web-based learning community is far beyond putting learning materials into a Web site. It can be seen as a complex virtual organization with enormous work involved with people, cyber-environment, and facilities. There is an inevitable choice to use various agents to assist or replace human to a certain extent for the work in a virtual learning community. There is a strong need for the development of the designated architecture for integrating and using various agents. This research is focused on developing an open agent architecture that can easily integrate developed agents to a learning system and flexibly modify the agents with permission. This paper describes the design ideas of such desired architecture, demonstrates how the architecture system works, and explains three agents in a Web-based learning system, University21.
Jin, Q., Ma, J., Huang, R. & Shih, T. (2001). Design Principles of an Open Agent Architecture for a Web-based Learning Community. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 829-834). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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