JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 19(12): 1703-1717, doi: 10.3217/jucs-019-12-1703
Applying Professional Solutions within the Educational Environments by Means of Cloud Computing: Coaching for Teachers
expand article infoHabib M. Fardoun, Abdulfattah Mashat§, Sebastián Romero López|
‡ King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia§ King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia| University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
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In a world where the most used sentences is: "I haven't got the time..." Information Technologies (IT) plays an important role in supporting our daily work, including in everyday educational settings. Such technologies can aid a complete educational system to function successfully so to help the whole school educational life. For this to prove, we present the "Coaching for Teacher" system, a personal technological conversational coach; it aims to provide solutions to overcome difficulties that teachers face during their teaching and learning process. In real time, a teacher can appeal and seek advice rapidly by comfortably talking to an agent. In this paper, we present the steps we followed to design and develop this agent-based application, and a case study conducted in an educational centre for proof that the concept works in an authentic educational environment.
education, educational environments, learning/teaching process, cloud computing, social networks, coaching, information and communication technologies