A Browser-Based Distributed Framework for Content Sharing and Student Collaboration

  • Shikhar VashishthEmail author
  • Yash Sinha
  • K. Haribabu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 719)


The utilization of the networks in education system has become increasingly widespread in recent years. WebRTC has been one of the hottest topics recently when it comes to Web technologies for distributed systems as it enables peer-to-peer (P2P) connectivity between machines with higher reliability and better scalability without the overhead of resource management. In this paper, we propose a browser based, asynchronous framework of a P2P network using distributed, lookup protocol (Chord), NodeJS and RTCDataChannel; which is scalable and lightweight. The design combines the advantages of P2P networks for better and sophisticated education delivery. The framework will facilitate students to share course content and discuss with fellow students without requiring any centralized infrastructure support.


Chord Peer-to-peer Nodejs Webrtc RTCDataChannel Decentralized distributed systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsBirla Institute of Technology and SciencePilaniIndia

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