An intelligent and practical educational environment
This paper presents a Java framework for designing and implementing intelligent and practical e-learning tools, to be used by both the students and the teaching staff in their didactic and research activities, especially in a context of open learning. As the electronic technologies do not contain teaching methods and pedagogical characteristics, we have to simulate a high quality teaching-learning relation inside the e-course. Such a simulation must incorporate both the integrated knowledge of the best teachers and the best pedagogical strategies, obtaining this way an intelligent e-learning tool. At the same time, we prepare our e-courses based on practice and real world experiences, as the practice is essential in learning activities. An e-course consists of a set of e-learning scenarios, each e-learning scenario being generated by virtue of some well-defined learning objectives. To generate e-learning scenarios for a particular e-course, we have to create first a particular infrastructure containing knowledge, strategies and experiences from particular domains of the target e-course. We use Java technologies to create intelligent and practical e-learning scenarios based on new AI (Artificial Intelligence) paradigms, such as Case Based Reasoning, Bayesian Inference and Intelligent Agents. We approach the first e-course in domains of Statistics, Stochastic Modeling and Simulation.