Intelligent collaborating agents to support teaching and learning

Xuesong Zhang, Leen Kiat Soh, Xuli Liu, Hong Jiang

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Abstract

This paper presents the Intelligent Multiagent Infrastructure for Distributed System in Education (I-MINDS), an innovative application using AI and multiagent systems to help teachers teach better and students learn better. The I-MINDS system consists of a group of intelligent agents that work cooperatively in a distributed computing environment. A teacher agent monitors the student activities and helps the teacher manage and better adapt to the class. A student agent interacts with the teacher agent and other student agents to support cooperative learning activities behind-the-scene for a student. This paper describes two innovations in (a) automated ranking of questions and responses, and (b) agent-supported "buddy group" formation. The results of the proof-of-concept tests have demonstrated encouraging effectiveness of I-MINDS in terms of learning gain and deep under-standing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology - Lincoln, NE, United States
Duration: May 22 2005May 25 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
Volume2005

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
CountryUnited States
CityLincoln, NE
Period5/22/055/25/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zhang, X., Soh, L. K., Liu, X., & Jiang, H. (2005). Intelligent collaborating agents to support teaching and learning. In 2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology [1627054] (2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology; Vol. 2005).