EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper, we explore new directions for future e-learning tools. Our idea is to use peer-to-peer (P2P) networks to disseminate learning objects that act as anchors for creating collaborative learning communities. The goal is to create collaborative spaces of learners with similar interests to exchange knowledge, opinions, and experience so that they can learn, understand, and help/teach each other. We want to enhance traditional learning objects with a communication handle that will enable easy interactive communication between learners. A learner can use a given learning object to contact other users or its authors/instructors by means of existing widespread Voice-over-IP (VoIP) systems such as Skype or Google Talk. We begin the paper by analyzing the limitations of current e-learning tools and we outline the design choices for an e-learning tool based on P2P and VoIP technologies. We then discuss possible implementation options and outline expected results.
Bulkowski, A., Nawarecki, E. & Duda, A. (2008). Peer-to-Peer Dissemination of Learning Objects for Creating Collaborative Learning Communities. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1874-1878). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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