Integrated Online Learning Environments
Rory McGreal, TeleEducation NB, Canada
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Integrated online learning environments (IOLE's) have emerged with the internet itself. They are based more on a collaborative learning instructional paradigm than the self-instructional paradigm of the multimedia authoring systems and as such, make extensive use of the asynchronous and synchronous collaborative tools available via the internet. IOLE's are client/server applications using standard internet protocols. They have been designed specifically for educational applications. They have taken the stand alone synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities of the internet and integrated them within a tool that mirrors the instructional process. Because they have been built around the bandwidth limitations of the internet, they do not have the same sophistication of authoring logic built into them as traditional authoring tools. IOLE's are not multimedia development tools although some of them have been developed as enhancements to such tools. They are client/server applications using standard internet protocols. Although some have proprietary client side applications, almost all now have enabled their software to be accessible via common Web browsers.
McGreal, R. (1999). Integrated Online Learning Environments. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 1579-1580). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/10381/.
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