Flexibility in Online Teaching and Learning Spaces

Simeon J. Simoff


This paper discusses the loose integration approach in building flexible virtual environments as a collection of several underlying technologies. The framework allows for the development of an open integrated environment which supports consistent human computer interaction, uniting existing supporting technologies at both the conceptual and interface level. The proposed approach provides flexibility in constructing online teaching and learning environments with respect to the requirements of the subject. It is suitable for developing flexible learning environments for subjects, which include in their curriculum a variety of computer mediated technologies and different modes of delivery

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