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Modelling Distant Learning Activities by Agent Task Coalitions

  • Vadim A. Ermolayev
  • Vyachyslav A. Tolok
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Abstract

Presented is the approach to the design of distant learning facilities for a Virtual/Real University1 based upon the paradigms of a rational and a benevolent agent, multi-agent system, dynamic task coalition. The particularity of the framework is its capability to perform the tasks without pre-defined task plans. Agents and multi-agent systems inhabit Virtual University Information Space, model real life actors — faculty, technical and administrative staff as well as the users from the outside. Agent coalitions cooperatively provide for the task performance, thus, modelling the processes of university management and distant education. Parametric feedbacks and agents’ ability to evolve contribute to the fine-tuning of management routines and to the improvement of teaching and learning. PhD students’ recruiting case study provides the illustration of the framework applicability to Virtual University and Distant Education domains.

Keywords

Business Process Task Execution Virtual Enterprise Parametric Feedback Proxy Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim A. Ermolayev
    • 1
  • Vyachyslav A. Tolok
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical Modelling and ITZaporozhye State UniversityZaporozhyeUkraine

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