A Voting-Based Agent System for Course Selection in E-Learning


Aseere, Ali, Gerding, Enrico and Millard, David (2010) A Voting-Based Agent System for Course Selection in E-Learning. At IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Toronto, Canada, 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2010. , 303-310.

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Agent technology is a good approach for solving a number of problems concerned with personalized learning. In personal learning contexts individual students are given an environment that takes into account of their needs, interests and aspirations, and this is intended to lead to an enhanced learning experience. The aim of this paper is to show how agent systems can not only form a good framework for distributed e-learning systems, but also how they can be applied in personal learning contexts where the learners are autonomous and independent. We present an e-learning scenario where students try to register for their preferred courses but where courses will only run if enough students register. In this context, we introduce, for the first time, a prototype of an agent-based voting system in e-learning, where autonomous software agents vote on behalf of the students. We present a number of different voting strategies that student agents could use. Finally, through simulation we empirically investigate the resulting satisfaction of the students in the system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 31 August-3 September
ISBNs: 9780769541914
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 271292
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 11:33
Research Funder: ESRC
Projects:
EUROCORES LogiCCC (collaboration led by Dr. Edith Elkind): Computational Foundations of Social Choice.
Funded by: ESRC (RES-000-22-2731)
Led by: Edith Elkind
Led by: Enrico Harm Gerding
1 September 2008 to 29 February 2012
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271292

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