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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.4018/jdet.2010010104|
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The growth of E business has made experience in server-side technology an increasingly important area for educators. Server-side skills are in increasing demand and recognised to be of relatively greater value than comparable client-side aspects (Ehie, 2002). In response to this, many educational organisations have developed E business courses, but their approaches cannot generally be applied in the distance learning context.
Providing server-side infrastructure is important to allow students to gain an appreciation of concepts as well as experiencing aspects like network operation, time delays and failure and 'just-in-time' collaboration, which are basic characteristics of distributed applications.
Here, the development of a scalable architecture and successful provision of access to a set of server applications for a very large number of students is described. A key objective is to establish a framework that can be applied in education and commerce to support very large-scale deployment of web applications and services for applications with varying properties.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Idea Publishing Group|
|Keywords:||distance education; distance learning; e-Learning; online course; web applications; server-side platforms; technology education; web application architecture; web technologies;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Depositing User:||Neil Simpkins|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2010 09:30|
|Last Modified:||05 Oct 2016 00:02|
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