Author(s)Udanor, Collins N; University of Nigeria Nsukka
Oparaku, Ogbonna U.; Dept. of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka
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AbstractMobile devices have emerged as our daily companion whose applicability evolves as the day unfolds. One of such applications is in the area of learning, called mobile learning (M-learning). However, as with all new technologies, M-learning is faced with the issues of standard, content packing, and deployment. And like other distributed applications on ubiquitous networks, M-learning is challenged with performance issues. This work shows the implementation and evaluation of a model for intelligent mobile learning system (IMLS) using a multi-agent system (MAS), such as the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE) framework. Two M-learning applications (agent-based and non-agent) were developed, deployed and tested. The agent-based application is deployed using an HTTP-based Message Transfer Protocol (MTP). The results suggest that agents can increase the performance of an M-learning application up to eight times.