SOFTWARE AGENTS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT TEAM PROJECT WORK

Janice E. Whatley

Abstract

In this paper an agent system is described, which has been designed to support students undertaking team projects as part of their studies on campus or online. Team projects form an important part of the learning process for campus based students, but are not easily incorporated into the learning activities for online students. The particular problems of working on projects in teams are explored, and an agent system was designed to support some of the maintenance tasks of team working. Agent technology is suggested because of the ease of communication between software agents and their autonomy in operation. The agent system has been tested on student teams working on campus, and the results indicate that this type of support agent may be helpful to students. The modified version of the agent system was successfully implemented, and the trial suggests that it may be scaled up to use over the Internet to support online student teams.

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E. Whatley J. (2004). SOFTWARE AGENTS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT TEAM PROJECT WORK . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 190-196. DOI: 10.5220/0002633201900196


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Janice E. Whatley},
title={SOFTWARE AGENTS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT TEAM PROJECT WORK},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={190-196},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002633201900196},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - SOFTWARE AGENTS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT TEAM PROJECT WORK
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - E. Whatley J.
PY - 2004
SP - 190
EP - 196
DO - 10.5220/0002633201900196