AGILE: An Agent-Assisted Infrastructure to Support Learning Environments
This paper describes AGILE, an agent-assisted infrastructure with the aim of structuring information and processes in a distributed learning environment. AGILE is based on a generalized producer-consumer schema: agents are providers of educational resources consumed by users (learners). The model assumes that agents support learning tasks and facilitate delivery and the collaborative share of learning resources. User agents are responsible for the student representation, tutorial agents facilitate the access to educational material and supervisor agents route and distribute information. Agent interactions are modelled as asynchronous occurrences of internal events triggered by user requests. Meta-knowledge expresses user roles in defining groups and user competence levels.
KeywordsLearning Object Multiagent System Educational Resource User Agent Agent Interaction
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