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Lyceum: internet voice groupware for distance learning

Buckingham Shum, Simon; Marshall, Samuel; Brier, John and Evans, Tony (2002). Lyceum: internet voice groupware for distance learning. In: Euro-CSCL 2001: 1st European Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 22-24 March 2001 , Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, implementation and deployment of Lyceum, a groupware system providing students and tutors with real time voice conferencing and visual workspace tools, over the standard internet. Lyceum uses a Java client/server architecture to tackle a formidable set of networking requirements: multi-way voice communication with synchronous shared displays, scalable to hundreds of simultaneous users, running over normal modem connections via unknown internet service providers, on home PCs. Additionally, the design had to support multiple courses with different requirements. We describe the interdisciplinary requirements analysis, and iterative design process, by which an academic course team was able to specify and evaluate prototypes. We present the systemís architecture, describe the technical successes and failures from Lyceumís first large scale deployment, and summarise its affordances for interaction and learning.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: Not known
Keywords: voice over the internet; synchronous collaboration; shared displays; Groupware; Java
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
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Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 28680
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 16:17
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 13:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28680
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