International Research Conference, Lancaster UK, 10-12th April 2006
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Networked Academic Societies in Collaborative Development of e-Learning Courses

Demosthenes Stamatis()1, Petros Kefalas(2) Athanasios Tsadiras(1)
(1)Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece1
(2)City Liberal Studies, Affiliated Institution of the University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece2


In this paper, we describe a framework for supporting Networked Academic Societies towards the collaborative development of e-Learning courses. Academics with common interests in teaching could combine their knowledge into the development of integrated e-Learning courses. This is a hard task, since the communication overhead is rather big to be ignored by busy academics, unless there are specifically designed ICT-based tools which could facilitate the collaboration. Groupware systems could fit this purpose to some extend, but they are rather general and need to be extended by specialised software modules. For this reason we suggest TeachWare as the necessary ICT collaboration system needed to support Networked Academic Societies, for which we provide specifications and give its abstract architecture.


Networked academic societies, e-collaboration, groupware, e-iearning course development, teachware

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Keynote Speakers

Peter Goodyear, University of Sydney

Ronghuai Huang,

Beijing Normal University

Vera A. Solis, Universidad Centroamericana

Lawrence Hamburg, Higher Education Academy

Sten Ludvigsen, Intermedia, Oslo

Lancaster University


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