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A Web-Based Classroom Environment for Enhanced Residential College Education

  • Kai Cheng
  • Limin Xiang
  • Toyohiko Hirota
  • Ushijima Kazuo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3583)

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a web based virtual classroom environment, called WTS (Web-based Teaching Support), to enhance classroom based residential teaching and learning. WTS implements an online view of physical classrooms with the “desks” and “seats”. Teaching information associated with “classrooms” is managed by a database system. WTS also includes such capabilities as online attendance check, personalized notification for course participants, as well as a variety of tools to facilitate lecture preparation and post-lecture processing for teachers. We discuss the main design issues and the implementation details. We also evaluate its usefulness by analysis of real-world teaching data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Cheng
    • 1
  • Limin Xiang
    • 1
  • Toyohiko Hirota
    • 1
  • Ushijima Kazuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information ScienceKyushu Sangyo UniversityFukuokaJapan

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