Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2003)
July 9, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Russell Johnson , Massey University
Elizabeth Kemp , Massey University
Ray Kemp , Massey University
Peter Blakey , Massey University
<p>Web-based courseware packages have rapidly gained popularity in universities as practical tools which streamline the authoring and administration of web-based learning. However, evidence suggests that they are less popular among students, due in part to limits inherent in their web browser-based interface.</p> <p>The Virtual Learning Machine is a prototype tool for the authoring and delivery of computer-based distance education that extends the multidimensional and collaborative learning environment of a university. By paying careful attention to the design of the student interface and by integrating Web-based and non-Web technologies behind-the-scenes, it is able to combine the greater functionality and interactivity of stand-alone computer-based learning systems with the collaborative, networking strengths of web-based systems.</p>
R. Kemp, R. Johnson, E. Kemp and P. Blakey, "The Virtual Learning Machine: Integrating Web and Non-Web Technologies," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Athens, Greece, 2003, pp. 328.