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Beyond Over-Integration: GENTLE

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In this paper we show that a good WBT platform has to provide structured courseware as well as good online and offline discussion features. Nevertheless it is not possible to fully integrate special online conferencing tools although they must be usable in a high level WBT environment. For this reason GENTLE, the implementation of the WBT system proposed here, utilizes the loose synchronization paradigm that is also discussed more in detail in this paper.


Maurer, H., Schmaranz, K. & Dietinger, T. (1999). Beyond Over-Integration: GENTLE. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1772-1778). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .