S. Sun and M. Joy (UK)
Autonomous Agents, Adaptive Education, Intelligent Tutoring System, Learning Objects
Adaptive learning and teaching strategies are increasingly
demanded in order to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of the education process, but few adaptive
tutoring systems exist which satisfy individual students'
requirements. We have developed a novel use of agent
technology using autonomous agents to address the key
functions of intelligent tutoring systems, which uses
learning style schemes to adapt to students individual
needs, and which supports the use of learning objects. The
incorporation of agents and learning objects is based on
learning style a pedagogic foundation for adaptivity,
and this is one of the contributions of the research.
Several case studies have been applied to the system, and
a prototype of the agent is implemented.