Exploiting internet & multimedia technologies to advance educational process
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Internet technologies and multimedia applications are becoming the new trend in educational process. The number of schools, universities and other educational institutions that intend to adopt computer-based learning is being considerably increased. Thus there are some serious aspects to be discussed on this area. In our paper we present techniques incorporated in the organized design and the augmentative development of an adaptive web-based educational environment. We have included personalization characteristics in the educational objects and supportive communication services. This way the educational process is customized to the learning curve, the standards and the preferences of each user. Even more the opportunity to support virtual classrooms and teleconference operations is given to the user. Due to the non-centralized character of the system such distributed actions are feasible to be done. Representative feature of our system is the application of innovative and wellknown user interface and multimedia approaches where the latest and most modern technologies on the specific field are being considered and thoroughly used through the system’s interaction components. In this direction we have paid a lot of effort to control and enhance performance matters. The successful use of any web environment depends on its high-quality performance and availability even under the most aggravating circumstances. A combined web engineering methodology has been adopted for the theoretical and practical model standardization. The main goal of this is to support scaling, reusability and maintenance of the web-based learning environment both in users’ terms and educational material so as to cover the fields of intelligence and adaptiveness.