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Toward Virtual Campuses: Collaborative Virtual Labs & Personalized Learning Services in a Real-Life Context

Toward Virtual Campuses: Collaborative Virtual Labs & Personalized Learning Services in a Real-Life Context
Toward Virtual Campuses: Collaborative Virtual Labs & Personalized Learning Services in a Real-Life Context
Virtual campuses are gradually becoming a reality with the advances in e-learning and Web technologies, distributed systems and broadband communication, as well as the emerging needs of remote Universities for collaboration on offering common programs. The advances in grid-based distributed infrastructures have further significantly contributed to this fact providing optimized and real-time system performance and support for virtual communities even under synchronous distributed multi-user usage contexts executing complex simulations in virtual lab applications. This paper focuses on realizing fundamental rich-media e-learning services for synchronous shared and interactive virtual labs offerings and asynchronous personalized learning paradigms towards enabling virtual campuses in a real-life context. The paper further presents evaluation results of the developed e-learning services on both learning and usability aspects in real-life learning contexts involving participation of student communities from remote collaborating Universities. The evaluation results showcase the interest of learning communities in such systems as they evolve to be more advanced and user-friendly and their impact in realizing virtual campuses.
Scientific web-based laboratories and virtual labs, virtual universities and colleges, e-learning, virtual campus
ACTA Press
Tsekeridou, Sofia
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Christou, Ioannis
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Vakilzadeh, Haleh
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Tsekeridou, Sofia
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Christou, Ioannis
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Vakilzadeh, Haleh
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Tsekeridou, Sofia, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Christou, Ioannis and Vakilzadeh, Haleh (2008) Toward Virtual Campuses: Collaborative Virtual Labs & Personalized Learning Services in a Real-Life Context In Proceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education 2008. ACTA Press..

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Abstract

Virtual campuses are gradually becoming a reality with the advances in e-learning and Web technologies, distributed systems and broadband communication, as well as the emerging needs of remote Universities for collaboration on offering common programs. The advances in grid-based distributed infrastructures have further significantly contributed to this fact providing optimized and real-time system performance and support for virtual communities even under synchronous distributed multi-user usage contexts executing complex simulations in virtual lab applications. This paper focuses on realizing fundamental rich-media e-learning services for synchronous shared and interactive virtual labs offerings and asynchronous personalized learning paradigms towards enabling virtual campuses in a real-life context. The paper further presents evaluation results of the developed e-learning services on both learning and usability aspects in real-life learning contexts involving participation of student communities from remote collaborating Universities. The evaluation results showcase the interest of learning communities in such systems as they evolve to be more advanced and user-friendly and their impact in realizing virtual campuses.

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Published date: March 2008
Keywords: Scientific web-based laboratories and virtual labs, virtual universities and colleges, e-learning, virtual campus
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 265410
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265410
PURE UUID: a4e952c8-a290-4c8f-8257-a27c2d8fee1f
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852

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Date deposited: 10 Apr 2008 13:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:26

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Author: Sofia Tsekeridou
Author: Ioannis Christou
Author: Haleh Vakilzadeh

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