Applying Professional Solutions within the Educational Environments by Means of Cloud Computing: Coaching for Teachers
Habib M. Fardoun (King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia)
Abdulfattah Mashat (King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia)
Sebastián Romero López (University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain)
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: cloud computing, coaching, education, educational environments, information and communication technologies, learning/teaching process, social networks
Categories: D.2.10, D.2.2, D.4.6, D.4.7, H.3.4, H.4.3, H.5.2, K.3.1, K.4.3, L.2.0, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.3.0, L.3.6