EFTWeb: A Model for the Enhanced Use of Educational Materials

EFTWeb: A Model for the Enhanced Use of Educational Materials

Luís Borges Gouveia (CEREM, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal) and Joaquim Borges Gouveia (DEGEI, Aveiro University, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-739-1.ch006
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Abstract

The EFTWeb is a model proposed for developing a World Wide Web based-system that allows the interaction between users and contents. The users can be students and teachers that place, modify and use available contents. Contents can be any type of digital education materials. The system provides the means to control security, intellectual property rights and billing issues, giving both types of users the necessary tools to access the system, prepare materials and use them. One important facility associated with the system is its ability to create contexts. The creation of context is made possible by the combined use of thesaurus technology and referencing content by recurring to dynamic catalogues, providing different perspectives to exist at the same time. The authors defend the importance that context may have to provide a usable environment to support education, learning and training activities, and to make available the associated concepts that help to support such a semantic approach to content reuse.

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