Contemporary Distance Education Applications with Multiple-Agent Architecture and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Techniques

    In recent years, many education organizations started to use distance teaching tools as instruments in educational programs, creating what we may call e-learning or Virtual Training in Web Based Instruction Programs. Recent advances in the field of Intelligent Teaching Systems have proposed the use of Artificial Intelligence through architectures based on agents' societies. Teaching systems based on Multi-Agent architectures make possible to support the development of more interactive and adaptable systems.

    The objective of the paper is to discuss the feasibility of implementing Distributed Artificially Intelligent Teaching System based on the Multi-Agents Architecture approach, aiming at the achievement of human resources qualification through virtual training.