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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2008

Introduction to special issue internet technologies for distance education
Qing Li, Rynson W. H. Lau, Timothy Shih, Dennis McLeod
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1323651.1323652

Nearcast: A locality-aware P2P live streaming approach for distance education
Xuping Tu, Hai Jin, Xiaofei Liao, Jiannong Cao
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1323651.1323653

Peer-to-peer (P2P) live video streaming has been widely used in distance education applications to deliver the captured video courses to a large number of online students. By allowing peers serving each other in the network, P2P technology...

Personalizing access to learning networks
Peter Dolog, Bernd Simon, Wolfgang Nejdl, Tomaž Klobučar
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1323651.1323654

In this article, we describe a Smart Space for Learning™ (SS4L) framework and infrastructure that enables personalized access to distributed heterogeneous knowledge repositories. Helping a learner to choose an appropriate learning...

A multimedia broker to support accessible and mobile learning through learning objects adaptation
Paola Salomoni, Silvia Mirri, Stefano Ferretti, Marco Roccetti
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1323651.1323655

The large diffusion of e-learning technologies represents a great opportunity for underserved segments of population. This is particularly true for people with disabilities for whom digital barriers should be overstepped with the aim of reengaging...

Technology supports for distributed and collaborative learning over the internet
Qing Li, Rynson W. H. Lau, Timothy K. Shih, Frederick W. B. Li
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1323651.1323656

With the advent of Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) technologies, distance education (e-learning or Web-based learning) has enabled a new era of education. There are a number of issues that have significant impact on distance education, including...