Incorporating personality into a multi-agent intelligent system for training teachers

Jianwen Yin, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Linyu Yang, John Yen

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This paper presents a system prototype for training a teacher based on two objects: the topic and students. In the system prototype, a concept model is defined to provide many topics needed to train teachers. Moreover, the Virtual Classroom Environment (VCE) is built to provide a multi-agent environment for teaching. In the VCE, students with many different personalities and motivations can communicate with each other as well as the teacher. The teacher can use various teaching techniques provided by the system to teach students specific topics in the VCE. The teacher can also test the students at the end of each class. Furthermore, the teacher can also ask the system to give an evaluation of the teaching process. The system will evaluate the user based on the result of the test(s) and the statistics of the whole teaching process throughout the class. The user can gain his/her teaching experience by analyzing the evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 4th International Conference, ITS 1998, Proceedings
EditorsBarry P. Goettl, Valerie J. Shute, Henry M. Halff, Carol L. Redfield
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540647708, 9783540647706
StatePublished - 1998
Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1998 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Aug 16 1998Aug 19 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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