Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Computer Science: M.S.
Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Science and Engineering
Andrew A Anda
Greg S Jorgensen
Creative Commons License
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Adaptive, Architecture, Education, Multi-agent, Software System
An intelligent educational system must constitute an adaptive system built on multi-agent system architecture. The multi-agent architecture component provides self-organization, self-direction, and other control functionalities that are crucially important for an educational system. On the other hand, the adaptiveness of the system is necessary to provide customization, diversification, and interactional functionalities. Therefore, an educational system architecture that integrates multi-agent functionality  with adaptiveness can offer the learner the required independent learning experience. An educational system architecture is a complex structure with an intricate hierarchal organization where the functional components of the system undergo sophisticated and unpredictable internal interactions to perform its function. Hence, the system architecture must constitute adaptive and autonomous agents differentiated according to their functions, called multi-agent systems (MASs). The research paper proposes an adaptive hierarchal multi-agent educational system (AHMAES)  as an alternative to the traditional education delivery method. The document explains the various architectural characteristics of an adaptive multi-agent educational system and critically analyzes the system’s factors for software quality attributes.
Erba, Taddese, "A Multi-Agent Architecture for An Intelligent Web-Based Educational System" (2023). Culminating Projects in Computer Science and Information Technology. 43.