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Documents and presentations
- L. Mainetti, M. Monga, and L. Sbattella,
A Virtual Campus For Tethered And Untehered Scenarios, in proceedings of Frontiers in Education (FIE),
Boston (Massachusetts), 2002.
- T. Barbieri, P. Paolini,
WebTalk: a 3DCollaborative Environment to Access the Web
in proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS '99, Short Papers, September 1999.
- D. Balzarotti, C. Ghezzi, and M. Monga, Freeing
Cooperation From Servers Tyranny, in "Web Engineering and
Peer to Peer Computing", LNCS 2376, Springer-Verlag, 2002.
- E. Di Nitto, L. Redaelli, L. Sbattella, and R. Tedesco, Tutoring and Validation
in the Virtual Campus Environment, in proceedings of Interactive Computer-aided Learning (ICL2003), Villach (Austria),
- M. Cesarini, M. Monga, and R. Tedesco, Carrying on the eLearning process with a Workflow
Management Engine, in proceedings of ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'04), Nicosia (Cyprus),
- L. Negri, D. Barretta, and W. Fornaciari, Application-level power management in pervasive computing systems: a case study,
in proceedings of the first conference on computing frontiers, Ischia (Italy), 2004.
- L. Sbattella, R. Tedesco, Profiling and Tutoring Users in Virtual Campus, in proceedings of
5th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET '04), Istanbul (Turkey),
31th May - 2nd June 2004.
- M. Cesarini, S. Guinea, L. Sbattella, and R. Tedesco, Innovative learning and teaching scenarios in Virtual Campus,
in proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2004), Lugano
(Switzerland), June 2004. (Zipped PPT slides, 2.25 MB)
- E. Di Nitto, L. Mainetti, M. Monga, L. Sbattella, and R. Tedesco,
Supporting authoring and fruition of learning objects:
the Virtual Campus approach, technical report 2004.36,
submitted for pubblication to ACM TOIT.
Presentations and project documentation
We have monitored a 12 hours Lab course
where 37 students have been working at the development of a software
engineering project in a wireless setting using tablet PCs and PeerVerSy.
We installed a monitoring tool on every
PCs, in order to observe network usage. We connected every PCs to
a base station, using the 802.11b wireless protocol.
- To evaluate power consumption in a wireless highly interactive
- To analyze students' behavior.
- To test PeerVerSy functionality and robustness.
As a result, we obtained:
WP5 is evaluating the log in order to extract
typical network usage scenarios.
- A log of network trafic among PCs.
- Some reports, generated by PeerVerSy, about users' behaviour
using the application.
WP1 is evaluating the PeerVerSy reports in order to derive typical
learners' behaviours using a collaboration tool.
PeerVerSy and tablet PCs
Using the stilus
The teachers of the course: Elisabetta and Gianluca
Some of the tools that are part of the VC
authoring/fruition environments can be used in a standalone setting.
- PeerVerSy (Peer-to-Peer Versioning System) is a configuration
management tool. It enables file sharing among peers exploiting
devices that are not continuously interconnected to each other.
The tool manages synchronization among the various versions of
files when the peers get in touch. It also provides some support
to task management, i.e., tasks to be executed can be posted on
a common agenda and can be selected and executed by anyone in
the project team. Peerversy is available as an open source software
- Compact Formatter is a serializer for .NET Compact Framework.
Compact Formatter is available as an open source software
- FLUtE (Fuzzy Logic Ultimate Engine) is a generic fuzzy-logic library, written in C#, for the .NET framework.
FLUtE is available as an open source software at http://www.flutehomepage.com/.
- WebTalk allows various forms of cooperation between visitors
accessing the same website. It exploits 2D and 3D metaphores that
enable new ways of browsing through web resources and allow visitors
to be aware of other persons visiting the same site. WebTalk clients
can be downloaded from http://webtalk.elet.polimi.it.
- WebRatio.NET is a CASE tool conceived specifically for model-driven
Web design. We used it to develop some parts of our authoring
environment. WebRatio.NET is a commercial product. You can download
it, for non-commercial purposes, at http://www.webratio.com/.