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 - Dec 1 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

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Intelligent agents
Teaching
Students
Education
Distributed computer systems
Multi agent systems
Innovation

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  • 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).

Intelligent collaborating agents to support teaching and learning. / Zhang, Xuesong; Soh, Leen-Kiat; Liu, Xuli; Jiang, Hong.

2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology. 2005. 1627054 (2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology; Vol. 2005).

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

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, 2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, Lincoln, NE, United States, 5/22/05.
Zhang X, Soh L-K, Liu X, Jiang H. Intelligent collaborating agents to support teaching and learning. In 2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology. 2005. 1627054. (2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology).
Zhang, Xuesong ; Soh, Leen-Kiat ; Liu, Xuli ; Jiang, Hong. / Intelligent collaborating agents to support teaching and learning. 2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology. 2005. (2005 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology).
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