Agent-based cooperative learning

A proof-of-concept experiment

Leen-Kiat Soh, Hong Jiang, Charles Ansorge

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Abstract

This paper presents an innovative multiagent system to support cooperative learning among students both in the real classrooms and in distance education. The system, called I-MINDS, consists of a group of intelligent agents. A teacher agent monitors the student activities and helps the teacher manage and better adapt to the class. A student agent, on the other hand, interacts with the teacher agent and other student agents to support cooperative learning activities behind-the-scene for a student. Two I-MINDS innovations are (a) agent-federated "buddy group" formation and (b) automated ranking of questions and responses. We have tested our I-MINDS prototype with experiment and control groups to evaluate the impact of I-MINDS in learning. The results are encouraging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)
Pages368-372
Number of pages5
Volume36
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Event35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2004Mar 7 2004

Other

Other35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA
Period3/3/043/7/04

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Keywords

  • Cooperative Learning
  • Multiagent Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Food Science

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Soh, L-K., Jiang, H., & Ansorge, C. (2004). Agent-based cooperative learning: A proof-of-concept experiment. In SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) (1 ed., Vol. 36, pp. 368-372) https://doi.org/10.1145/1028174.971427

Agent-based cooperative learning : A proof-of-concept experiment. / Soh, Leen-Kiat; Jiang, Hong; Ansorge, Charles.

SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). Vol. 36 1. ed. 2004. p. 368-372.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Soh, L-K, Jiang, H & Ansorge, C 2004, Agent-based cooperative learning: A proof-of-concept experiment. in SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). 1 edn, vol. 36, pp. 368-372, 35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Norfolk, VA, United States, 3/3/04. https://doi.org/10.1145/1028174.971427
Soh L-K, Jiang H, Ansorge C. Agent-based cooperative learning: A proof-of-concept experiment. In SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). 1 ed. Vol. 36. 2004. p. 368-372 https://doi.org/10.1145/1028174.971427
Soh, Leen-Kiat ; Jiang, Hong ; Ansorge, Charles. / Agent-based cooperative learning : A proof-of-concept experiment. SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). Vol. 36 1. ed. 2004. pp. 368-372
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