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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2003 vol. 2)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 47-55
Yuanchun Shi , Tsinghua University
Weikai Xie , Tsinghua University
Guangyou Xu , Tsinghua University
Runting Shi , Tsinghua University
Enyi Chen , Tsinghua University
Yanhua Mao , Tsinghua University
Fang Liu , Tsinghua University
<p>The Smart Classroom lets teachers simultaneously instruct remote and local students. It provides a pen-based user interface on a projected display and a computer-vision-based module for selecting remote students using a laser pointer. A speech-capable computer-animated virtual assistant lets the teacher control the presentation of lecture materials and informs the teacher of classroom events. In addition, a context-aware Smart Cameraman module automatically switches between several cameras so the live video for remote students always follows the class focus. The system?s underlying software infrastructure, the Smart Platform, has a multi-agent based architecture with a loosely coupled publish-subscribe coordination model and a well-defined wire protocol. The Smart Platform's development interface is fairly simple, so developers can easily understand and use the system.</p>
Smart Classroom, Tele-education, Multi-modality User Interface, Smart Platform

W. Xie et al., "The Smart Classroom: Merging Technologies for Seamless Tele-Education," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. , pp. 47-55, 2003.
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