Agent-Based Practices for an Intelligent Tutoring System Architecture

  • Keith BrawnerEmail author
  • Greg Goodwin
  • Robert Sottilare
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9744)


The Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) project is partially an effort to standardize the systems and processes of intelligent tutoring systems. In addition to these efforts, there is emerging research in agent-driven systems. Agent-based systems obey software and messaging communication protocols and accomplish objectives to the original system, but have different architectural structure. This paper describes the upcoming research changes for GIFT, from a module-driven system to an agent-driven system, the reasons for wanting to do so, the advantages of the change, some initial technical approaches which encapsulate current functionality, and the types of research that this change will enable in the future.


Intelligent tutorins systems Agent based systems eLearning mLearning Software-as-a-service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA

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