Project Nestor: New approaches to cooperative multimedia authoring/learning

  • Max Mühlhäuser
  • Joachim Schaper
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 602)


The paper reports about Nestor, a prototype of an integrated authoring/learning environment built on locally and remotely distributed multimedia workstations. The four main parts of Nestor are: an object-oriented kernel and hypermedia base system, distributed multimedia support, distributed cooperation support, and generic customizable authoring/learning support. The motivation, background, and organization of project Nestor are described as well as the overall architecture and the four main parts are described. At present, major parts of the Nestor prototype are functional, selected tools and features have led to either software products or public domain software; missing parts are expected in '92. Full integration of all parts, ‘serious’ courseware development, and evaluation and use are approached in parallel, partly in cooperation with external partners.


Computer Aided Instruction Instructional Design Authoring/Learning Environment Object-Orientation Hypertext/Hypermedia Navigation Multimedia Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Mühlhäuser
    • 1
  • Joachim Schaper
    • 2
  1. 1.FB Informatik, AG TelematikUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslautemGermany
  2. 2.Digital Equipment GmbH CEC KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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