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Virtual Learning System

Virtual Learning System
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Author(s): Goran Kimovski (University "Sv. Kiril I Metodij" Skipje, Macedonia), Vladimir Trajkovic (University "Sv. Kiril I Metodij" Skipje, Macedonia) and Danco Davcev (University "Sv. Kiril I Metodij" Skipje, Macedonia)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch083

Abstract

In this study, a Virtual Learning System that integrates Virtual Classroom and Virtual Laboratory services is presented. The Virtual Classroom represents an interface between the students and a virtual professor and provides personalized learning materials to the users. The Virtual Laboratory offers a possibility to the attendees to share different resources at once and work with them as if they were at the same place where (real) resources are. In the system design, we use agents as entities that work on different tasks in the system. A set of agents of the same type is responsible for handling different users and their requests. The cooperation among agents is established through the act of exchanging messages. Virtual Learning System is implemented in Windows 9x/NT environment using Java for the agents implementation.

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