ERIC Number: ED446735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Beyond Over-Integration: GENTLE.
Dietinger, Thomas; Maurer, Hermann; Schmaranz, Klaus
A successful Web-based training (WBT) system must be highly adaptable to already existing training procedures and software in a special environment. In corporate environments internal communication and collaboration is usually standardized throughout the company. The success of a WBT system therefore mainly depends on the ability of the system to utilize the well known communication channels instead of defining new ones. WBT users do not want to deal with new software; companies have their standardized software packages installed on most of their computers and very often do not allow the installation of new ones. These considerations led to the design of GENTLE (GEnerated Networked Teaching and Learning Environment) as a flexible WBT platform rather than a fully integrated software package. This paper demonstrates the concept and features of GENTLE and describes the modules that make up the GENTLE system. Also outlined are the three steps to performing an online discussion using the high-level online collaboration tools of GENTLE. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: ED-MEDIA 99 World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications. Proceedings (11th, Seattle, Washington, June 19-24, 1999); see IR 020 357. For full text table of contents: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/99/toca.pdf; individual papers: http://ww.aace.org/conf/edmedia/99/edm99add.pdf.