Computer Agent Technologies in Collaborative Learning and Assessment, the Law and other Social Sciences
In recognition of the importance of collaborative and problem solving skills, educators are realizing the need for effective and scalable learning and assessment solutions to promote the skillset in educational systems. In the settings of a comprehensive collaborative problem solving assessment, each student should be matched with various types of group members and must apply the skills in varied contexts and tasks. One solution to these assessment demands is to use computer-based (virtual) agents to serve as the collaborators in the interactions with students. The chapter presents the premises and challenges in the use of computer agents in the assessment of collaborative problem solving and describes how human and computer agent collaborative assessments are used in international learning and assessment project Animalia.
Notes and References
- Yigal Rosen, “Computer Agent Technologies in Collaborative Learning and Assessment” (Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition, Information Resources Management Association, 2018)