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dc.contributor.authorWang, Hongxue (Harris)
dc.descriptionI presented the paper at the conference, and attended the keynote speeches and some sessions of presentation of others. About the ideas and system I presented, many people agreed with me that online education does has some shortcomings compared to face-to-face education, and agreed that the current online education practice needs to be improved to address those shortcomings. They suggested that it would be better to use other social media such as facebook, in addition to online forum and chat.en
dc.description.abstractDistance education is well regarded as a better way to bring education to those who are unable to attend classes at traditional schools and universities. In recent years, new Web technologies and systems such as Ajax, RSS, Wikis, blogs, social networks, online image and video sharing, online whiteboard and mind maps have made distance education more efficient and effective. However, in today distance education practice, distance learners still cannot get some of the benefits that traditional classrooms have offered. In this paper, we present a Web-based course delivery system that can provide a classroom like environment to learners distributed across the Web. Within such a system, learners are more closely connected, and helps can come more timely from their peers or the instructor and tutors. We discuss the design and architecture of the system, as well as the implementation.en
dc.subjectDistance educationen
dc.subjectTraditional schoolsen
dc.subjectDesign & Architectureen
dc.titleTowards a Real Virtual Classroomen

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