SAPIENCE: A Simulator of Interactive Pedagogical Activities for Distance Learning Environment
Tahar Bouhadada and Mohamed-Tayeb Laskri
Laboratory Research on Computing (GRIA/LRI), University of Annaba, Algeria
Abstract: Several works on engineering Learning Active Situations (LAS) gave birth to tools for distance learning scriptwriting based on collaboration and interactivity. This paper describes a distance-learning environment that integrates a simulator for interactive pedagogical activities dedicated to the teaching of the compilation. The achieved prototype, SAPIENCE, is a framework based on controlled simulation. The device software uses the notion of interactivity with its different kinds in order to conceive LAS founded on the pedagogical script forms and the script monitor concepts. The teacher possesses tools enabling him/her to work out some LAS according to the learner’s profile, to adapt the pedagogical strategies, to supervise the different registered learners in the different sessions in a personalized way, or in a group; and so, to control the learner’s activities and to provide the most adapted pedagogical assistance.
Keywords: Pedagogical simulator, Learning Active Situation (LAS), pedagogical script, controlled simulation.
Received February 18, 2006; accepted April 23, 2006