CXP-Powered I-MINDS Online Demonstrations




I-MINDS is a software solution to intelligent management of virtual classrooms or groups, to support real-time and offline activities by facilitating group work, seamlessly tailoring to individual user needs and backgrounds, and assisting group moderation and management.

The following demonstrations detail the powerful tools I-MINDS provides to teachers and students to track and enhance collaborative learning.


  I-MINDS' technology is built upon intelligent software agents that interact on behalf of the users autonomously.  In addition to collecting data and information on the users. activities and preferences, the agents also make decisions such as evaluating and ranking questions, supporting group discussions, match-making compatible group members, and learning useful heuristics to better support the users.


Specific applications of our technology include distance education support systems, active learning support systems, and corporate training support systems.  By synchronous learning, I-MINDS is to provide intelligent support for a teacher in managing a classroom at real-time (including audio/video, real-time Q&A, real-time student profiling and ranking), and for a student to participate in group activities real-time (regardless of where the student is, remote or in-class).  By synchronous learning, I-MINDS is to provide automated digital archival, Q&A, and student support groups outside the classrooms.  But now, after our discussions in terms of marketability, we are looking at probably .focus group support systems. as outlined above. 




Use Situations for CXP-Powered I-MINDS


The CXP-Powered I-MINDS system can be used as an off-the-shelf capability in a CXP venue as well as a research tool.  Its design is flexible such that users can add to the design to collect additional data or information, or create additional GUI components, or to customize features to more appropriately suit the needs of the users.






We would like to thank our sponsors over the years: National Center for Information Technology in Education (NCITE), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, National Science Foundation SBIR Program, and Microsoft Research Conference XP.