We propose goal-based agents attached to networked
applications and learning environments to support user's work and
learning. Users, learners, applications and learning environments
are represented by autonomous goal-based social agents which
communicate, cooperate, and compete in a multi-system and
multi-user distributed environment. This approach allows to
consider in a uniform way working, adaptation to the user's goals
and preferences, level of experience and available resources, as
well as teaching the user using various teaching paradigms
(consrtuctivist or instructivist). In addition it allows taking
into account of user's /learner's motivation and affect; as well
as a coherent discussion of teaching strategies.
- J. Vassileva, R. Deters (2001) Lessons
from Deploying I-Help, in J. Whatley & M. Beers (eds.) Proceedings
of the Workshop on Agents and Internet Learning, AIL'2001 at the
Autonomous Agents'2001 Conference, Montreal, May 28, 2001.
- Greer J.,
McCalla G., Vassileva J., Deters R., Bull S., Kettel L. (2001) Lessons
Learned in Deploying a Multi-Agent Learning Support System: The I-Help
Experience, Proceedings of AIED'2001, San Antonio, 410-421.
- J. Vassileva, J. Greer, G. McCalla
(1999) Openness and Disclosure in Multi-Agent Learner Models, Proceedings
of the Workshop on Open, Interactive, and Other Overt Approaches
to Learner Modelling, International Conference on AI in Education,
- J. Vassileva, J. Greer,
G. McCalla, R. Deters, D. Zapata, C. Mudgal, S. Grant (1999) A Multi-Agent
Approach to the Design of Peer-Help Environments, in Proceedings
of AIED'99, Le Mans, France, July, 1999, 38-45. (**
see here the presentation in pdf format (2.8 MB) or zipped pdf format (664 KB) **).
- Kevin Kostuik and Julita Vassileva
(1999) Free Market Control for a Multi-Agent Based Peer Help Environment,
in Proceedings of the Workshop on Agents for Electronic Commerce
and Managing the Internet-Enabled Supply Chain, held in association
with the 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents '99),
Seattle, May 1-5, 1999.
- Winter, Mike (1999) The Role of Trust
and Security Mechanisms in an Agent-Based Peer-Help Environment, Autonomous
Agents '99, Workshop on Deception, Trust, and Fraud in Agent Societies,
Seattle WA, 139-149.
- Vassileva J, Deters R,
Greer J, McCalla G, Kumar V, Mudgal C (1998) A Multi-Agent Architecture
for Peer-Help in a University Course, In Proceedings of the Workshop
on Pedagogical Agents at ITS'98. (* See here
the presentation *)
- Greer, J., McCalla, G., Cooke,
J., Collins, J., Kumar, V., Bishop, A. and Vassileva, J. (1998) The
Intelligent HelpDesk: Supporting Peer Help in a University Course, In
Proceedings ITS'98, San Antonio, Texas, LNCS No1452, Springer
Verlag: Berlin pp.494-503.
- Vassileva J. (1998) Goal-Based
Autonomous Social Agents: Supporting
Adaptation and Teaching in a Distributed Environment, Proceedings of
ITS'98, San Antonio, Texas, LNCS No1452, Springer Verlag: Berlin, pp.564
- J. Greer, G. McCalla, J. Cooke, J. Collins,
V. Kumar, A. Bishop, J. Vassileva (2000) Integrating Cognitive Tools
for Peer Help: the Intelligent IntraNet Peer Help-Desk Project, to appear
in Computers as Cognitive Tools: The Next Generation, Susanne
P.Lajoie (Ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 69-96.
- J. Greer, G. McCalla, J. Collins, V. Kumar,
P. Meagher, J. Vassileva (1998) Supporting Peer Help and Collaboration
in Distributed Workplace Environments, International Journal of
AI and Education. 9, 159-177, available on the
WWW at: http://cbl.leeds.ac.uk/ijaied/ .
- Vassileva, J. (1997) A New Veiw of
Interactive Human-Computer Environments (summary)
(poster-miniature). In Proceedings
of UM'97, the 6-th International Conference on User Modeling, Chia
Laguna, Sardinia, 433-455.
- Vassileva J. (1997) Goal-Based
Pedagogical Agents, in Proceedings of AI-ED'97 (Workshop on Pedagogical
Agents), Kobe, Japan, 18.08-24.08.1997, also available as PDF A4 format (405 KB) and as PDF
US-letter (405 KB)