Developing an educational software framework for distance-less learning

Batanov, D.N.; Dimmitt, N.J.; Chookittikul, W.
June 2002
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning;Jun2002, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p188
Academic Journal
Abstract This paper considers educational technology as both a tool and process. The focus is on a strategy to develop a software framework with reusable components to support a specific teaching/learning (the Question-and-Answer) model. It demonstrates how such a software framework can be used for building educational software systems which can be adapted easily to different levels and subjects of education on top of Internet/Intranet and web technologies. As a result, the developed educational environment is called distance-less, allowing students to have instant support from teachers by way of an existing virtual permanent connection. An example is provided of a teaching/learning model which was built based on the development principles and guidelines proposed in the paper and which shows one possible application for use with an existing learning and teaching system.


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