Title: A real-time interactive distance education system for a broadband internet environment

Authors: Billy Pham, Kazuo Yana, Hisato Kobayashi

Addresses: Hosei University Research Institute, California, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA. ' Hosei University Research Institute, California, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA. ' Hosei University Research Institute, California, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA

Abstract: This paper introduces a system for a live, interactive web-casting with presentation material synchronisation and sharing. The system consists of a small-delay, interactive video/audio streaming server, a presentation synchronisation/sharing server and an integration web server. The system is designed for the real, synchronous distance-class delivery of the Hosei University – California State University, Hayward joint pre-MBA programme. The system only requires that lecturers and students have access to the internet with a standard browser for participating in the real-time interactive learning environment. It provides much more flexibility for conducting synchronous distance education compared with a conventional H.323 video-conferencing system.

Keywords: distance learning; e-learning; interactive web based learning; synchronous system; internet; broadband; client server; H.323; streaming technology; Java.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2005.008051

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.24 - 28

Available online: 10 Nov 2005 *

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