Computer assisted learning programs (CAL) were integrated into an introductory course on general pathology for medical students in the University of Edinburgh Medical School. The study was undertaken to determine how the students reacted to the different question styles available in a package called CAL Scribe and how well the CAL was integrated into the course.
relating to mobile agent technology are presented first followed by a comparative presentation of five Java-based mobile agent platforms. The presentation addresses mainly qualitative characteristics of the platforms from the application developer's point of view. Some performance measurements are also presented. The paper concludes with some general remarks on the future of this technology.