A Model-Driven Approach for Synchronous Dynamic Collaborative E-Learning

A Model-Driven Approach for Synchronous Dynamic Collaborative E-Learning

Véronique Baudin (LAAS-CNRS, France), Khalil Drira (LAAS-CNRS, France), Thierry Villemur (LAAS-CNRS, France) and Saïd Tazi (Universite Toulouse 1, France)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-792-6.ch003
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This chapter describes a recent experience in the development of a model-driven approach. We present architecture foundations, model features, implementation characteristics and assessment scenarios. A graph-based collaboration model has been proposed to represent the structure of synchronous groups, with their dynamic evolving. The model is used to define an advanced and distributed e-learning scenario involving three types of users: teachers, students and coordinators. Work of the synchronous group is supported by the PLATINE software platform composed of a multipoint videoconference, an application-sharing tool, a shared whiteboard and a session manager, developed in JAVA. The high-level scenario has been instantiated and tested in relation with two experiments: the first one related to a Cyberlicence training, the second to professional training.

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