Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of EdMedia 2000, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, January 1, 2000, pages 942-945.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a project whose goal is to design and develop a productivity tool which helps academic instructors in their course preparation. This tool will be composed of a number of “instructional design agents”, which combine techniques in human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and educational theory. The first of these agents is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, and a brief overview of this work in progress is presented.