Model-Based System Development for Asynchronous Distance Learning Article

Chen, SC, Li, ST, Shyu, ML. (2003). Model-Based System Development for Asynchronous Distance Learning . 1(4), 39-54. 10.4018/jdet.2003100103

cited authors

  • Chen, SC; Li, ST; Shyu, ML



  • The innovation and diversification of development in multimedia technology and network infrastructures have brought a significant impact to education, especially for distance learning. This paper presents a model-based asynchronous distance learning system development that consists of a presentation semantic model called the multimedia augmented transition network (MATN) model and an asynchronous distance learning system called the Java-based Integrated Asynchronous Distance Learning (JIADL) system. The MATN model is powerful in modeling the synchronization and quality-of-service (QoS) for distance learning multimedia presentations. The JIADL system can support diverse asynchronous distance learning services by integrating RealPlayer and Java technology to augment the superiority of both models. A course sample is used to illustrate and validate the effectiveness of the system. How to use the MATN model to model the diversity requirements of a distance learning multimedia presentation is also discussed. Furthermore, the initial experimental results show that our system is cost effective and has a wide range of applications. © 2003, IGI Global. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 39

end page

  • 54


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