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Title: A virtual interactive community platform supporting education for long-term sick children
Authors: JORISSEN, Pieter
DI FIORE, Fabian
Vansichem, G.
LAMOTTE, Wim
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Citation: COOPERATIVE DESIGN, VISUALIZATION, AND ENGINEERING. p. 58-69
Series/Report: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, 4674
Abstract: Analysis of existing ICT-based solutions for the education of long-term ill children reveal several weaknesses with respect to social and cooperative involvement, cost of development, and mobility issues. We present a scalable and affordable solution that supports both the social needs and learning process of these children. An educational platform was created based on the concepts of 3D networked virtual environments and Virtual Interactive Communities. In this work we describe the system architecture, network setup and protocols, and how we implemented the educational support. Our solution incorporates innovative hardware, software and connectivity features, set in a user friendly user interface based on networking and 3D technologies. It helps to establish high quality involvement of the long-term sick children in a communication based scenario between the place where the child stays/has been moved and their original classroom learning setting.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Transnatl Univ Limburg Univ Campus, Expertise Ctr Digital Media IBBT, Diepenbeek, BE-3590 Belgium.Jorissen, P, Hasselt Univ, Transnatl Univ Limburg Univ Campus, Expertise Ctr Digital Media IBBT, Diepenbeek, BE-3590 Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7810
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74780-2
ISI #: 000250201800007
ISBN: 978-3-540-74779-6
ISSN: 0302-9743
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2008
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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