A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Stamatia Chatzisavva, Georgios Tsoulouhas, Anastasia Georgiadou, Alex Karakos

Abstract

Research was conducted concerning Learning Management Systems (LMS) resulting in ‘Moodle’ being an efficient tool in dynamic distance learning environment. The fact that Moodle is an open source program allows the programmer to modify and extend it thus provide the possibility to develop a chat module that allows online communication in real time. Chat is in ‘question - answer’ form. The characteristic of this module is a virtual user. This user will be used in future development, in relation with data mining technology, in order to answer to students’ questions. In addition, wikis was embedded into the system due to their wide range of implementations in education. Both types of wikis, closed and open, were included into the system. ‘MediaWiki’ was used in order to create the open wiki. Additional tools involved in the environment enable users to upload files, create quizzes, forums, calendar, questionnaires and more, aiming to the creation of a dynamic environment of distance learning. Regarding the dynamic environment developed, the program was tested in a high school as a tool, in terms of asynchronous learning environment, in order to ensure that is functional and easy to use.

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Chatzisavva S., Tsoulouhas G., Georgiadou A. and Karakos A. (2010). A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 398-401. DOI: 10.5220/0002776803980401


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Chatzisavva S.
AU - Tsoulouhas G.
AU - Georgiadou A.
AU - Karakos A.
PY - 2010
SP - 398
EP - 401
DO - 10.5220/0002776803980401


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu10,
author={Stamatia Chatzisavva and Georgios Tsoulouhas and Anastasia Georgiadou and Alex Karakos},
title={A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={398-401},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002776803980401},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}