|Title||An Integrated Platform for Educational Virtual Environments|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E, Panagopoulos, A, Nani, M|
|Book Title||Web-Based Intelligent e - Learning Systems: Technologies and Applications|
|Pagination||291 - 320|
|Publisher||IDEA Group Publishing|
In this chapter, we present the design and implementation of an integrated platform for Educational Virtual Environments. This platform aims to support an educational community, synchronous online courses in multi-user three-dimensional (3D) environments, and the creation and access of asynchronous courses through a learning content management system. In order to offer synchronous courses, we have implemented a system called EVE-II, which supports stable event sharing for multi-user 3D places, easy creation of multi-user 3D places, H.323-based voice- over IP services fully integrated in a 3D space, as well as many concurrent 3D multi-user spaces.