ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF MULTI-AGENT MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCs) WITH GAIA METHODOLOGY

Bekir Afşar, Rıdvan Ata
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Abstract


This study aims to illustrate an architecture of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) structure from a perspective of Gaia methodology. MOOCs are current popular online teaching and learning trend in the fields of open and distance education. Software agents that come together to create the structure is called multi agent systems (MAS). The methodology of Gaia is based on the metaphor of organization in developing multi-agent systems. Limited researches have been conducted for the use of agents in the management or delivery of MOOCs that could provide improved design for MOOCs. This article presents an analysis of the architectural structure of MOOCs with multi-agent systems and sets goals for further research. The study proposes a design that includes the use of multi-agent based software systems with the aim to improve design, delivery, assessment and personalized management of MOOCs.

Keywords


Massive open online courses, Multi-agent systems, Gaia methodology

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