Using Learning Objects Features to Promote Reusability of Pedagogical Agents

  • Eduardo Rodrigues Gomes
  • Ricardo Azambuja Silveira
  • Rosa Maria Vicari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4053)


The Learning Object idea is based on the premise that the reuse of learning material is very important for designing learning environments. The reusability of learning objects results from the product of three main features: modularity, discoverability and interoperability. In this paper we discuss how these features can be useful when added to pedagogical agents. This approach considers learning objects built according to agent architectures: the Intelligent Learning Objects approach.


Learn Object Learn Management System Pedagogical Agent Communication Framework Learn Object Metadata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Rodrigues Gomes
    • 1
  • Ricardo Azambuja Silveira
    • 2
  • Rosa Maria Vicari
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal de Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil

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