We built a suite of I-MINDS Conference XP capabilities, from May 2005 to February 2006. We grouped these capabilities as I-MINDS Conference XP Capabilities 1.0.
In May 2006, we released I-MINDS Conference XP Capabilities 2.0. In this version, we overhauled the way we handled mySQL queries---improving the programmability of the software. We also modified the interface significantly to include more support for both teachers and students in reviewing the data collected by I-MINDS.
In December 2006, we released I-MINDS Conference XP Capabilities 3.0. In this version, we merged our main capabilities into one. We also focused a lot of effort to address some wireless deployment issues, including implementing a PGM protocol.
In September 2007, we released I-MINDS Conference XP Capabilities 4.0. In this version, had several primary goals: 1) build a system robust enough to operate in both wired and wireless environments, 2) extend the existing functionalities to include 2 new modes – StructuredChat and QuizMode, 3) reorganize the agent functionalities into specialties which are components that specialize in one area of tasks, 4) create an XML configuration file to give users more flexibility in setting options, 5) add network tracking for PGM and wireless environments, and 6) redo the main CXP+I-MINDS form to offer more functionality and be more user friendly. All coding for 4.0 was moved to Visual Studio 2005 to use .NET 2.0 and be compliant with CXP version 4.0. Statistic tracking was also redone to provide less reliance on database queries and faster performance, and the statistical analysis tools were redone to offer better user interfaces and to take advantage of the new tracking mechanisms. Finally, BuddyGroup was renamed to BuddyChat to avoid confusion when talking about the application and groups of buddies.