|Title||A Platform for Virtual Collaboration Spaces and Educational Communities: The case of EVE|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E, Panagopoulos, A|
|Journal||Multimedia Systems Journal, Special Issue on Multimedia System Technologies for Educational Tools, Springer Verlang|
|Pagination||Vol. 11, No. 3, 290 - 303|
This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of EVE Community Prototype, which is an educational virtual community aiming to meet the requirements of a Virtual Collaboration Space and to support e-learning services. Furthermore, this paper describes the design and implementation of an integrated platform for Networked Virtual Environments, called EVE Platform, which supports the afore-mentioned educational community. This platform supports stable event sharing and creation of multi-user three dimensional (3D) places, H.323-based voice over IP services integrated in 3D spaces as well as multiple concurrent virtual worlds.