A Wiki with multiagent tracking, modeling, and coalition formation

Nobel Khandaker, Leen-Kiat Soh

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Abstract

Wikis are being increasingly used as a tool for conducting collaborative writing assignments in today's classrooms. However, Wikis in general (1) do not provide group formation methods to more specifically facilitate collaborative learning of the students and (2) suffer from typical problems of collaborative learning like detection of free-riding (earning credit without contribution). To improve the state of the art of the use of Wikis as a collaborative writing tool, we have designed and implemented ClassroomWi-ki-a Web-based collaborative Wiki that utilizes a set of learner pedagogy theories to provide multiagent-based tracking, modeling, and group formation functionalities. For the students, Clas-sroomWiki provides a Web interface for writing and revising their group's Wiki and a topic-based forum for discussing their ideas during collaboration. When the students collaborate, Clas-sroomWiki's agents track all student activities to learn a model of the students and use a Bayesian Network to learn a probabilistic mapping that describes the ability of a group of students with a specific set of models to work together. For the teacher, Clas-sroomWiki provides a framework that uses the learned student models and the mapping to form student groups to improve the collaborative learning of students. ClassroomWiki was deployed in three university-level courses and the results suggest that ClassroomWiki can (1) form better student groups that improve student learning and collaboration and (2) alleviate free-riding and allow the instructor to provide scaffolding by its multiagent-based tracking and modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Pages1799-1806
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781577354666
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Event24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 15 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume3

Conference

Conference24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period7/11/107/15/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Khandaker, N., & Soh, L-K. (2010). A Wiki with multiagent tracking, modeling, and coalition formation. In AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (pp. 1799-1806). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 3). AI Access Foundation.