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A Collaborative Distance Learning Portal Integrating 3D Virtual Labs in Biomedicine

  • Daniele Landro
  • Giovanni De Gasperis
  • M. D. Guido Macchiarelli
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 292)

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a growing interest about new techniques for information exchange in medical context. Academic communities need a collaborative portal with a certain degree of interactivity between speaker and audience to provide new learning opportunities. The objective of the research is, therefore, addressed to provide a modular and user-friendly web portal that allows scientific information exchange and takes into account only the centrality of four essential elements: teachers, learners, learning-process and learning-content. This collaborative system contains also 3D learning objects to simulate highly interactive virtual laboratories. The collaborative portal is designed to provide an acceptable teaching tool to integrate face-to-face learning sessions with thematic web-seminars.

Keywords

collaborative systems distance learning 3D learning objects virtual laboratories virtual worlds usability web seminars 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Landro
    • 1
  • Giovanni De Gasperis
    • 2
  • M. D. Guido Macchiarelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Administration, Core Services Management Area, IT StaffUniversity of L’AquilaCoppitoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and MathematicsUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Life, Health and Environmental SciencesUniversity of L’AquilaCoppitoItaly

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