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An evolutionary approach to prototyping pedagogical agents: from simulation to integrated system

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An evolutionary approach to prototyping pedagogical agents: from simulation to integrated system
We have developed and integrated software agents with two educational groupware systems (TeamWave Workplace and FLE), using evolutionary prototyping and empiricalbased design as development techniques. The resulting prototypes of pedagogical agents (CoPAS, SA-Agent and RuleEditor) provide learners and teachers with increasingly domain-specific support for distributed collaborative learning activities. Employing the evolutionary approach has enabled us to build and evaluate early prototypes of complex systems with cost-effective techniques and involving users in this process helped us to constrain the design space and direct further development. CoPAS is a simulation experiment carried out with the Wizard-of-Oz technique, SA-Agent is a pedagogical agent integrated with an open-source learning environment, and RuleEditor is a customizer for the SA-Agent. The agents collect statistical information on user activity and analyze that information based on principles of collaboration and know...
Anders I. Mørch, Jan A. Dolonen, Jan Eirik
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JNCA
Authors Anders I. Mørch, Jan A. Dolonen, Jan Eirik B. Nævdal
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