PILS: Advanced Instant Messaging in e-Learning Based on an Open Implementation

Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
2009 2009 17th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing  
A b s t r a c t -In e-learning platforms the social interaction between students and teachers as w e l l as among students is important for effective and e f f i c i e n t l e a r n i n g . T h e r e f o r e , e -l e a r n i n g platforms need technological support for o n l i n e presence and communication. In this paper w e present the Presence in Learning Spaces (PILS) infrastructure, which provides advanced c o n c e p t s for mutual presence information and s e a m l e s s communication
more » ... s communication between online users based on a n open implementation. Its n o v e l c o n c e p t s support course-specific mutual presence and c o m m u n i c a t i o n , m u t u a l c o m m u n i c a t i o n awareness, and e -l e a r n i n g -s p e c i f i c o n l i n e states. Its open i m p l e m e n t a t i o n l e v e r a g e s remote c o n t r o l t h r o u g h c o u r s e a n d user a d m i n i s t r a t i o n s e r v i c e s , p r e s e n c e and communication control services, and data and inferencing services. The PILS infrastructure is part of the Adaptive Learning Spaces (ALS) platform, developed in the Adaptive Learning Spaces (ALS) EU-project. K e y w o r d s -C o m p u t e r -S u p p o r t e d C o o p e r a t i v e Work; Instant Messaging; Distributed S y s t e m ; Open Implementation.
doi:10.1109/pdp.2009.10 dblp:conf/pdp/FetterG09 fatcat:62invdd7lffqjnzwlzvyhugpti