Managing Offline Educational Web Contents with Search Engine Tools

  • Choochart Haruechaiyasak
  • Chatchawal Sangkeettrakarn
  • Wittawat Jitkrittum
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4822)


In this paper, we describe our ongoing project to help alleviate the digital divide problem among high schools in rural areas of Thailand. The idea is to select, organize, index and distribute useful educational Web contents to schools where the Internet connection is not available. These Web contents can be used by teachers and students to enhance the teaching and learning for many class subjects. We have collaborated with a group of teachers from different high schools in order to gather the requirements for designing our software tools. One of the challenging issues is the variation in computer hardwares and network configuration found in different schools. Some shools have PCs connected to the school’s server via the Local Area Network (LAN). While some other schools have low-performance PCs without any network connection. To support both cases, we provide two solutions via two different search engine tools. These tools support content administrators, e.g., teachers, with the features to organize and index the contents. The tools also provide general users with the features to browse and search for needed information. Since the contents and index are locally stored on hard disk or some removable media such as CD-ROM, the Internet connection is not needed.


Web Content Management Search Engine Tools Educational Web Contents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Choochart Haruechaiyasak
    • 1
  • Chatchawal Sangkeettrakarn
    • 1
  • Wittawat Jitkrittum
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Language Technology Laboratory (HLT), National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand Science Park, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120Thailand
  2. 2.School of Information and Computer Technology (ICT), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Bangkadi Campus, Pathumthani 12000Thailand

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