Πλατφόρμα για τη διαθεματική υποστήριξη της ανάπτυξης εκπαιδευτικού λογισμικού Masters Thesis
University of Patras, 2006.
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The use of information-communication technology (ICT) in the educational system is a reality of our times. Most educational institutes use computers to increase the level of understanding of their students and to enhance the learning capabilities of their educators. The purpose of this thesis is the design and development of an educational platform that uses modern ICT methods to provide the necessary tools to the educators for the creation and cataloguing of the available educational material. These tools will also help the educator to catalog the appropriate material to educational entities so that it can be understandable by the trainees. The software solution that we previously proposed involves tools to handle classes and subjects. The purpose of these tools is to enhance the capabilities of the educator to perform his duties with the best probable way. Nevertheless, this platform provides tools for the student- trainee to maximize his educational experience and training. These tools involve presentation aids, educational context administration, self-examining tests e.t.c The use of this platform gives the opportunity to the user to interact with the educational material that was pre-designed by the tutor and is presented on a friendly user interface. The educational platform can be deployed with three different ways: a ) as a standalone application, b) on an educational laboratory with the use of a server computer that contains the educational material, c) with a connection through the internet to the main server. In this way we provide the most convenient way to access the educational material. In order to achieve best performance and easiest access to the educational material we use international prototypes of metadata information, like IEEE LOM and Dublin Core, so that we can interoperate with other systems. For the development of the platform, we used tools and technologies that provide stability and interoperability. The main advantage of our platform against other available platforms is that it does not constrain the user to use a particular application in order to develop or execute the educational material, as long as he has the appropriate software installed on his computer. With this way, the educator can use any type of software that he prefers to develop the particular material.