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Virtual European School (VES)

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Bouras C., Fotakis D., Kapoulas V., Koubek A., Harald Mayer, Rehatschek H.

Proceedings of IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, June 7-11, 1999, Florence, Italy., 1999

Abstract:

The Virtual European School (VES) is an ongoing European project - funded by the Educational Multimedia Task Force Initiative of the European Union - with the aim to develop a comprehensive on-line resource of teaching material for secondary school education. The system will be fed by a group of smaller publishing houses from different European countries (Austria, Italy, Greece, Great Britain) specialised in educational material. The offer will contain multimedia material, CBT products, and also additional background materials, such as passages from schoolbooks, or Internet resources. The technical structure of the VES system will be based on Internet technologies, with interconnected VES servers in each participating region. The multimedia material will be stored in a database, with multi-lingual annotations for each project. There exist three user groups within the VES: publishers, teachers and pupils.

Additional informations: pp. 1055-1057