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ERIC Number: ED427722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 7
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A Web-Free Prototype for Distance Learning.
Molinari, Andrea; Colazzo, Luigi
This paper presents a prototype for the construction of interactive educational hypermedia that can be used on the Internet without being bound to typical World Wide Web protocols and tools. Its most innovative aspect is interactivity: it allows teachers and learners to remotely interact in real time in both a synchronous and asynchronous manner. Web-based educational material leaves the responsibility of navigation to the student. This prototype, instead, allows a teacher to manage the lesson in a way that guarantees coherence in the exposition of the arguments without using CGI (Common Gateway Interface), Java, HTML (HyperText Markup Language), or a Web browser. Furthermore, all the didactic material is produced by the teacher using a multimedia authoring system that allows much more sophisticated expressiveness, greater simplicity of use, and a more developed interactivity than that provided by Web-based technology. Topics discussed include Web-free didactic hypermedia materials for the Internet, advantages of the approach followed, technical aspects of the prototype, and future development. Figures present teacher and student screens, configurations for a face-to-face lesson and a virtual classroom created using the Internet, and screens for control of the virtual classroom and the environment during an interactive lesson. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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