SMILE Maker: Concept-Orientation in Agent-Based Architectures for Personal Assistance and Collaborative Problem Solving

Svetoslav Stoyanov, Neli Stoyanova, Piet Kommers, Ivan Ivanov

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Abstract

The paper presents some experimentally validated design solutions on the groupware module ‘Partner’ of SMILE Maker for mobile and personal support facilities. Three types of scenarios for collaborative problem solving have been tested. Pin-cards, Delphi and BrainMapping modes proved to have a differential effect on learning and collaborative problem solving suggesting concrete design solutions. SMILE Maker is a web-based knowledge support system promoting with just in time, just enough and just at point of need intelligent support in dealing with ill-structured problem situations. Conceptually SMILE Maker lies in a cross-section area of four recently strongly recognized paradigms: problem solving, concept mapping, collaborative learning and instructional design. The module ‘Partner’ of SMILE Maker enables a shared group environment for distributing learning resources. It supports externalis ation and sharing the individual potential in terms of formal expertise and tacit knowledge, organised by the personalised meaningful perception of the problem space.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
EventIntelligent Interactive Assistance and Mobile Multimedia Computing Conference, IMC 2000 - Warnemünde, Rostock, Germany
Duration: 9 Nov 200011 Nov 2000

Conference

ConferenceIntelligent Interactive Assistance and Mobile Multimedia Computing Conference, IMC 2000
Abbreviated titleIMC
CountryGermany
CityWarnemünde, Rostock
Period9/11/0011/11/00

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