W. Chen and B. Wasson (Norway)
Intelligent agents for educational
applications, Collaborative learning
Several studies have shown that distributed collaborative
learning is not as effective as we expected (e.g., ).
One of the important reasons for this is the lack of
coordinators to monitor and regulate the collaboration.
Plugging in a coordination agent in distributed
collaborative learning environments will be able to
improve the learning outcome. This paper presents a
coordination agent for FLE2 -- a web-based collaborative
knowledge building environment. We discuss the role of
the coordination agent and how it monitors and regulates
the knowledge building process. With the lessons learned
from designing and experimenting with this coordination
agent, we hope that we can move one step further toward
a plug-in agent, which would be able to fit in any
distributed collaborative learning environments.