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Cloud e-Learning: A New Challenge for Multi-Agent Systems

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Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications

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The developments of pedagogical models in e-learning together with the advances of learning technologies and cloud computing give us confidence to believe that the traditional e-learning will evolve into a process which will put the learner in the center of educational provision. This paper proposes that Cloud e-Learning, a new approach to e-learning, will open opportunities for learners, by allowing personalisation, enhancing self-motivation and collaboration. The learners should be able to choose what to learn, what sources to use, with and by whom, how and in what pace, what services and tools to use, how to be assessed, whether to get credits towards a degree etc. In such a dynamic environment, the need for Multi-Agents Systems is necessary. Actors in Cloud e-Learning would need automated facilitation in all services involved. We outline few indicative scenaria for Cloud E-Learning in which smart agents will act on behalf of the learners, teachers and institution in order to maximise the benefit of the proposed concept.

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Pireva, K., Kefalas, P., Dranidis, D., Hatziapostolou, T., Cowling, A. (2014). Cloud e-Learning: A New Challenge for Multi-Agent Systems. In: Jezic, G., Kusek, M., Lovrek, I., J. Howlett, R., Jain, L. (eds) Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 296. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07650-8_28

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