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Publications
  • 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), September 2003.
  • 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), March 2004.
  • 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

Experiments

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. Our goals:
  • To evaluate power consumption in a wireless highly interactive scenario.
  • To analyze students' behavior.
  • To test PeerVerSy functionality and robustness.
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.
As a result, we obtained:
  • A log of network trafic among PCs.
  • Some reports, generated by PeerVerSy, about users' behaviour using the application.
WP5 is evaluating the log in order to extract typical network usage scenarios.
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

Downloadable tools

Some of the tools that are part of the VC authoring/fruition environments can be used in a standalone setting. They are:
  • 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 at http://sourceforge.net/projects/peerversy.
  • Compact Formatter is a serializer for .NET Compact Framework. Compact Formatter is available as an open source software at http://www.freewebs.com/compactFormatter.
  • 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/.

updated on 11/11/2004
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