Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents

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Fuhua Oscar Lin
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 311 pages
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.
 

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Contents

A Human Collaborative Online Learning Environment Using Intelligent Agents
1
Intelligent Agents Supporting Distributed Collaborative Learning
33
Privacy and Trust in AgentSupported Distributed Learning
67
Intelligence in MASBased Distributed Learning Environments
115
Knowledge Management for AgentBased Tutoring Systems
146
Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Distributed Learning
162
Integrating Agents and Web Services into Adaptive Distributed Learning Environments
184
A Multiagent Framework for an Adaptive ELearning System
218
A Language for Specifying Agent Systems in ELearning Environments
242
A VRBased Virtual Agent System
273
About the Authors
299
Index
306
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