Enabling Distance Education over the World Wide Web

TitleEnabling Distance Education over the World Wide Web
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBouras, C, Spirakis, P, Lampsas, P, Antoniou, I
Conference NameWorld Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet- WebNet 97,Torodo,Canada
Date Published31 Octiber - 5 November

The recent advancements in the field of the information and communication technology
resulted in a revolution comparable to the industrial revolution. The basis of this revolution
is the information and the value it has as the pure expression of human knowledge. The
technological advancements offer us the ability to process, store, retrieve and transmit
information in multiple formats (text, sound, image, video) independently of time, volume
and distance. In this paper we present the technology that is required and an architecture for
the realization of distance education over the World Wide Web. We also address some basic
aspects of the users’ needs that every software tool for distance education should meet.