Distributed learning companion system: WEST revisited

Tak Wai Chan, I. Ling Chung, Rong Guey Ho, Wen Juan Hou, Ging Long Lin

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This paper describes a distributed learning system which consists of two connected computers so that students can learn in collaboration and/or competition at different locations. Considering different numbers and roles of involved agents, we have enumerated 768 possible distributed learning models. Among them, we evaluated 3 models using a system which is a reimplementation of the well-known WEST program. The evaluation result has two significant implications: (1) such learning systems hold the promise to be a form of futuristic intelligent computer classroom and (2) competition could be a powerful motive in learning that would shed new light on the Intelligent Tutoring System research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 2nd International Conference, ITS 1992, Proceedings
EditorsClaude Frasson, Gilles Gauthier, Gordon I. McCalla
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540556060
StatePublished - 1992
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1992 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Jun 199212 Jun 1992

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume608 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1992


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