Authoring On The Fly: A New Way of Integrating Telepresentation and
Courseware ProductionC. Bacher, R. Müller, T. Ottmann, M.
Computer Science Institute
University of Freiburg
Appeared in: Proceedings of ICCE '97, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Dec.
AbstractWe report about a series of experiments carried out at the
University of Freiburg which demonstrate that apparantly different activities
like teaching in class, telepresentation, and the production of high quality
courseware can be merged into a single task. More than 20 lectures on Algorithms
and Data Structures have been held using a computer whiteboard, transmitted to
remote hosts over the internet, and converted into multimedia documents for
offline use. We describe the developement and use of the tools required in this
context, discuss the problems still to be solved, and comment on our experiences
gained in experiments carried out during the last three years. We argue that
Authoring on the Fly is a feasible solution to overcome the cost and labor
barrier of the traditional method of courseware production.