Networking E-Learning Hosts Using Mobile Agents

Networking E-Learning Hosts Using Mobile Agents

Jon T.S. Quah (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Y. M. Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Winnie C.H. Leow (Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-194-0.ch018
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Abstract

With the rapid evolution of the Internet, information overload is becoming a common phenomenon. It is necessary to have a tool to help users extract useful information. A similar problem is faced by e-learning applications. At present, commercialized e-learning systems lack the information search tools needed to help users search for course information, and few of them have explored the power of mobile agent. Mobile agent is a suitable tool, particularly for Internet information retrieval. This chapter presents a mobile agent-based e-learning tool which can help the e-learning user search for course materials on the Web. A prototype system of cluster-nodes has been implemented, and experiment results are presented.

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