Multiagent coalition formation for computer-supported cooperative learning

Leen-Kiat Soh, Nobel Khandaker, Hong Jiang

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a computer-supported cooperative learning system in education and the results of its deployment. The system, called I-MINDS, consists of a set of teacher agents, group agents, and student agents. While the agents possess individual intelligent capabilities, the novel invention of I-MINDS lies in multiagent intelligence and coalition formation. I-MINDS supports student participation and collaboration and helps the instructor manage large, distance classrooms. Specifically, it uses a Vickrey auction-based and learning-enabled algorithm called VALCAM to form student groups in a structured cooperative learning setting. We have deployed I-MINDS in an introductory computer science course (CS1) and conducted experiments in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2005 to study how I-MINDS-supported collaboration fares against traditional, face-to-face collaboration. Results showed that students using I-MINDS performed (and outperformed in some aspects) as well as students in traditional settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
Pages1844-1851
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 13 2006
Event21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2006Jul 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume2

Conference

Conference21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/16/067/20/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Soh, L-K., Khandaker, N., & Jiang, H. (2006). Multiagent coalition formation for computer-supported cooperative learning. In Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06 (pp. 1844-1851). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 2).