Agents in m-Learning Systems Based on Intelligent Tutoring

  • Vlado Glavinic
  • Marko Rosic
  • Marija Zelic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4556)


Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) represent a particular kind of e-learning systems, which base their operation on the simulation of a human teacher in the learning and teaching process. With the advent of the mobile computing paradigm, m-learning systems, as the "portable and personal" fashion of e-learning, paved the way to the introduction of mobile intelligent tutoring. Mobile intelligent tutoring systems (MITSs) are targeted to fit into a mobile learner’s daily routine without disrupting her/his other activities, but conversely enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of learning in the context of handheld terminals of restricted capabilities. As in the non-portable ITS counterparts, MITSs’ tasks are taken over by agents, making them agent-based systems. In this paper we discuss the mobile intelligent tutoring paradigm, as well as the agent types to be used in the m-learning environment along with the presently affordable agent infrastructure enabling MITS implementation, and corroborate this with the description of a mobile intelligent tutoring model we are developing.


agents intelligent tutoring systems m-learning agent-based systems mobile intelligent tutoring systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlado Glavinic
    • 1
  • Marko Rosic
    • 2
  • Marija Zelic
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 ZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Kinesiology, University of Split, Teslina 12, HR-21000 SplitCroatia

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