Participants: Julita Vassileva, Ralph Deters, Jim Greer (ARIES), Gord McCalla (ARIES), Lori Kettel (ARIES)

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.