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Mobile Agents in Web-based Student Modelling

, Massey University, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper presents the application of "Bee-gent" mobile agents technology in designing web-based learning environments that provide adaptivity to the students by having two separate student models: Individual student model for each student; and Group student model for generalizing the attributes of a group of students. The combination of two-fold student modelling and mobile agents technology is able to largely exploit the adaptation potentials in web-based learning environment by enabling adaptation at different granularity and in different environments, such as on-line mode, off-line mode or unreliable network connection. The system also has potential to improve support for mobile devices and mobile users.


Kinshuk, P. (2002). Mobile Agents in Web-based Student Modelling. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1001-1002). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 5, 2019 from .