Systematic approach to design the network-based learning environment for home and office

Yen Jen Lee, Horng Juing Lee, Wei hsiu Ma, David H.C. Du

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An effective network-based learning environment provides synchronous and asynchronous education to learners who are physically remote from or opt to telecommute to the base location of instruction. The environment provides content creation, user registration, course material storage, multiple delivery means, and end-user viewing tools. An intriguing aspect of the environment is how to model a lecture in terms of pre-, in-, and post-class information. We regard a lecture model collectively as an activity consisting of three elements: lecture materials, lecture presentation, and lecture interaction. We derive the synchronization specification for the media objects and define Strong-Weak Networked Hyperlink (SWNH) to represent the lecture structure and inter/intra media object reference in the distributed network environment. The specification and representation exhibit an object-oriented modular design. The presentation of the lecture embody both the event-driven and timeline-based presentation synchronization where the browsing and authority tools developed earlier fit right into the learning environment, e.g. FLIPS and HQT by the authors, or are immediately available through other providers, e.g. Web browsers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-344
Number of pages10
JournalConference on Local Computer Networks
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 21st Conference on Local Computer Networks - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1996Oct 16 1996


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