ERIC Number: ED428687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
MHEG Based Distance Learning System on Information Superhighway.
Lee, SeiHoon; Yoon, KyungSeob; Wang, ChangJong
As the need for distance education grows, requirements for the development of high-speed network-based real-time distance learning systems increases. MHEG-5 is the fifth part of the MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Experts Group) standard, and it defines a final-form representation for application interchange. This paper describes the design and implementation of a real-time distance learning system based on MHEG-5 standards. This system contains a session managing module to support multi-user collaboration environments and can provide applications such as video-conferencing and distributed computer-assisted instruction (CAI), as well as non real-time applications such as bulletin board systems and video on demand. It can also support effective student management using the session managing mechanism for real-time user interaction handling. Topics discussed include: system design and implementation, including the MHEG engine, the session managing module, and servers; learning scenarios, including video lecturing and courseware browsing; and plans for future developments. Six figures include the MHEG-5 class hierarchy; the configuration of the system; the session managing module; the MHEG object used by test; the client application from the student side; and the client application from the lecturer side. Contains 14 references. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Hypermedia, Information Systems, Interaction, Internet, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Korea Research Foundation, Seoul.
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