Tele-Collaboration System in CVLab
This work is part of a learning environment that has virtual laboratories that are designed for distant practical work (Tele-PW). In these environments, Tele-PW is performed in two modes: individual and/or collaborative. In this paper, we are concentrating on the tele-collaborative distant practical work model. The work, presented in this paper, proposes an artificial agent called Synchronizer Coordinator Agent (SCA) to synchronize and coordinate the activities of a cognitive process in order to build and maintain a shared conception of a distant practical work between a set of learners. This agent provides certain features such as managing groups of learners, coordinating tasks, shared workspace among members of the Working Group. It is also responsible for the synchronization of workspace agents when they want to manipulate shared virtual objects simultaneously. We have chosen Petri nets to illustrate the principle of granting access to shared objects in the case of simultaneous requests. Experimental results show the effectiveness, of the artificial agent within any tele-collaborative/tele-cooperative learning situation. Several situations describe the geographical/time dispersion of learners and tutors in our system are considered during the system design phase.
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