Fuhua Lin

Fuhua Lin is a Professor and the Centre Chair of the School of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology, of Athabasca University, Canada. Dr. Lin has been conducting research in Computers in Education since 1986. He obtained his PhD in Virtual Reality from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998. Prior to working in Athabasca University, Dr. Lin was an assistant research officer at the Institute for Information Technology (IIT) of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. Dr. Lin conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Calgary during 1998-1999.

Dr. Lin has garnered international recognition for his research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education and agent-based educational systems. His current research interest is applying AI technology through constructing effective and efficient algorithms to address challenges that may exist in traditional educational systems and to enhance online and distance learning environments, e.g. incorporating intelligence into virtual worlds for e-learning to build engaging, personalized, and interactive social virtual learning environments for online learning. He is leading a research group, the Intelligent Educational Systems group, consisting of PhD students, MSc students, researchers, and international visiting scholars. As principal investigator, Dr. Lin has received various external research grants and awards.

Dr. Lin has more than 80 publications, including edited books, journal papers, book chapters, conference papers, and reviews. He is the editor of the book Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents published by IGI Global and is co-editor of the book Intelligent and Adaptive Learning Systems: Technology Enhanced Support for Learners and Teachers. Dr. Lin is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. He has served as an invited reviewer for many international journals. For more information about Dr. Lin's research, please visit: oscar.athabascau.ca.

Publications

System and Technology Advancements in Distance Learning
Vive (k) Kumar, Fuhua Lin. © 2013. 392 pages.
With the ever-increasing usage of distance learning programs in academia, the need for well-designed automated systems has become vital to the success of open and...
TSI-Enhanced Pedagogical Agents to Engage Learners in Virtual Worlds
Steve Leung, Sandeep Virwaney, Fuhua Lin, AJ Armstrong, Adien Dubbelboer. © 2013. 13 pages.
Building pedagogical applications in virtual worlds is a multi-disciplinary endeavor that involves learning theories, application development framework, and...
Intelligent and Adaptive Learning Systems: Technology Enhanced Support for Learners and Teachers
Sabine Graf, Fuhua Lin, Kinshuk, Rory McGreal. © 2012. 424 pages.
Technology enhanced learning takes place in many different forms and contexts, including formal and informal settings, individual and collaborative learning...
A Case Study of Ontology-Driven Development of Intelligent Educational Systems
Gordon Deline, Fuhua Lin, Dunwei Wen, Dragan Gaševic, Kinshuk . © 2011. 16 pages.
This article presents a case study of ontology-driven development of intelligent educational systems. Following a review of literature related to ontology...
A Methodology for Developing Learning Objects for Web Course Delivery
Stauffer Karen, Fuhua Lin, Koole Marguerite. © 2010. 10 pages.
This article presents a methodology for developing learning objects for web-based courses using the IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) specification. We first...
International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS)
John Wang. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS) examines current, state-of-the-art research in the area of service sectors and...
A Case Study of Ontology-Driven Development of Intelligent Educational Systems
Gordon Deline, Fuhua Lin, Dunwei Wen, Dragan Gaševic, Kinshuk. © 2009. 16 pages.
This article presents a case study of ontology-driven development of intelligent educational systems. Following a review of literature related to ontology...
A Methodology for Developing Learning Objects for Web Course Delivery
Karen Stauffer, Fuhua Lin, Marguerite Koole. © 2008. 11 pages.
This article presents a methodology for developing learning objects for web-based courses using the IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) specification. We first...
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Mahesh S. Raisinghani. Est. 2006.
The proliferation of Web-based technologies during the last decade may have given the impression of wide-spread changes in educational practices. In fact, we have...
Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
Fuhua Lin. © 2005. 330 pages.
Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning....
Integrating Tutoring Systems for Distributed Learning Environments
Fuhua Lin, Larbi Esmahi, Lawrence Poon. © 2005. 34 pages.
This chapter discusses an integrated approach to designing and developing adaptive distributed learning environments. It presents a distributed learning...
A Multiagent Framework for an Adaptive E-Learning Systems
Larbi Esmahi, Fuhua Lin. © 2005. 24 pages.
This chapter describes a multiagent system for delivering adaptive e-learning. This chapter also provides a discussion of three issues related to personalization...
A Survey of Distance Education Challenges and Technologies
Timothy K. Shih, Giani D. Antoni, Timothy Arndt, Asirvatham Asirvatham, Ching-Tao Chang, Yam S. Chee, Chyi-Ren Dow, Jason C. Hung, Qun Jin, Insung Jung, Hong V. Leong, Sheng-Tun Li, Fuhua Lin, Jonathan Liu, Nicoletta Sala, Ying-Hong Wang. © 2003. 20 pages.
Distance education, e-learning, and virtual university are similar terms for a trend of modern education. It is an integration of information technologies...
Multimedia and Multi-Stream Synchronization
Fuhua Lin. © 2002. 16 pages.
Synchronization is an important aspect of the design and implementation of distributed multimedia database systems. In this chapter, we first examine the models...