(ITS) is becoming very popular where the system models the student’s learning behavior and presents to the student the learning material (content, questions-answers, assignments) accordingly. In today’s distributed computing environment, the tutoring system can take advantage of networking to utilize the model for a student for students from other similar groups.
In the present paper we present a methodology where using Case Based Reasoning (CBR), ITS provides student modeling for online learning in a distributed environment with the help of agents. The paper describes the approach, the architecture, and the agent characteristics for such system.
This concept can be deployed to develop ITS where the tutor can author and the students can learn locally whereas the ITS can model the students learning globally in a distributed environment. The advantage of such an approach is that both the learning material (domain knowledge) and student model can be globally distributed thus enhancing the efficiency of ITS with reducing the bandwidth requirement and complexity of the system.
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Authors: O. P. Rishi | Rekha Govil | Madhavi Sinha