Formation of learning groups by using learner profiles and context information

Martin Mühlenbrock

In: Chee-Kit Looi , Gord McCalla (editor). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AIED-2005. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) Amsterdam Pages 507-514 IOS Press 2005.


An important but often neglected aspect in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning is the intelligent formation of learning groups. Until recently, support for group formation was mostly based on learner profile information. However, the perspective of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence allows for taking a broader view on group formation, extending the range of features to include learner context information such as sensor-derived activity and availability. A probabilistic approach has been developed that automatically learns individual characteristics and indicates relevant situations, and which has been tested in a set of experiments.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz