Handhelds for Digital Libraries

Handhelds for Digital Libraries

Spyros Veronikis (Ionian University, Greece), Giannis Tsakonas (Ionian University, Greece) and Christos Papatheodorou (Ionian University, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch057
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Abstract

The advent of Internet technologies since decades ago has propelled distance learning drastically. In this modern world, knowledge develops so fast that the amount of intellectual information that needs to be learnt before it becomes obsolete again is so huge. Distance learning through the use of Internet technologies has the advantage of being able to get across the information to the students remotely and effortlessly. The other advantage, which is the main focus of this paper, is that students are able to learn from their instructors on an entirely new media platform - the Internet-enabled and tangible user interface. This paper discusses how to use two main new media: multi-modal Internet technologies, namely remote physical interface and remote augmented reality technology in distance learning.

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