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Using Agents to Create Learning Opportunities in a Collaborative Learning Environment

  • Yongwu Miao
  • Ulrich Hoppe
  • Niels Pinkwart
  • Oliver Schilbach
  • Sabine Zill
  • Tobias Schloesser
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4053)

Abstract

In order to foster situated learning in a virtual community of practice, we developed a multi-user, real-time, 3D car-driving simulation environment. In such a situation-based learning environment, the availability of enough appropriate learning situations is crucial for success. However, we experienced that often a collaborative usage of the system does not result in a large number of these critical situations. This paper introduces the idea of situation creators, intelligent agents who intentionally create specific situations for learners, into our 3D real-time simulation environment. These created situations challenge a learner much more and force him to react in order to master the driving knowledge.

Keywords

Simulation Environment Virtual Community Pedagogical Model Expert Model Collaborative Learn Environment 
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References

  1. 1.
    Miao, Y.: Supporting Situated Learning for Virtual Communities of Practice: Representation and Management of Situated Knowledge. In: Proc. of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Joensuu, Finland, pp. 490–494 (2004)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Miao, Y., Pinkwart, N., Hoppe, U.: Conducting Situated Learning in a Collaborative Virtual Environment. In: Uskov, V. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Web Based Education, pp. 7–12. ACTA Press, Anaheim (2006)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongwu Miao
    • 1
  • Ulrich Hoppe
    • 1
  • Niels Pinkwart
    • 2
  • Oliver Schilbach
    • 1
  • Sabine Zill
    • 1
  • Tobias Schloesser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and Interactive SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenGermany
  2. 2.Human Computer Interaction InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

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