A multi-agent system for online course content management

Ryosuke Komatsu, Jianhua Ma, Qun Jin

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Abstract

This paper presents a multi-agent system to assist a teacher managing his/her course contents placed on web servers. In this system there is a set of agents and every agent may work independently from or collaboratively with others. Once generated, an agent can reside in a teacher's daily working computer (called administration host) or a proxy host, and can move between the two hosts. Each agent is devoted to one piece of job and all of them, as a whole, coordinately conduct a sequence of management work during the entire process of teaching a course. A teacher may administrate agents via a specific system shell on his/her administration host, or a usual web browser on another computer/PDA/mobile phone. The system has been carefully modularized, and thus a new type of agent, if necessary, can be relatively easily developed and quickly incorporated into the system to further enhance or extend its management capability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004 Volume 1 (Regional Papers)
EditorsL. Barolli
Pages183-188
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 6
EventProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2004 Mar 292004 Mar 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Application (AINA)
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period04/3/2904/3/31

Keywords

  • Agent
  • Course management
  • Distance learning
  • Mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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