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A Service-Oriented Platform for the Enhancement and Effectiveness of the Collaborative Learning Process in Distributed Environments

  • Santi Caballé
  • Fatos Xhafa
  • Thanasis Daradoumis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4804)

Abstract

Modern on-line collaborative learning environments are to enable and scale the involvement of an increasing large number of single/group participants who can geographically be distributed, and who need to transparently share a huge variety of both software and hardware distributed learning resources. As a result, collaborative learning applications are to overcome important non-functional requirements arisen in distributed environments, such as scalability, flexibility, availability, interoperability, and integration of different, heterogeneous, and legacy collaborative learning systems. In this paper, we present a generic platform, called Collaborative Learning Purpose Library, which is based on flexible fine-grained Web-services for the systematical construction of collaborative learning applications that need to meet demanding non-functional requirements. The ultimate aim of this platform is to enhance and improve the on-line collaborative learning experience and outcome in highly distributed environments.

Keywords

Collaborative Learning Discussion Forum Discussion Process Window Server Authentication User Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santi Caballé
    • 1
  • Fatos Xhafa
    • 1
  • Thanasis Daradoumis
    • 1
  1. 1.Open University of Catalonia, Department of Computer Science, Rbla. Poblenou, 156. 08018 BarcelonaSpain

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