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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleTairona, an Open Source Platform for Worldwide Meeting and Tutoring
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRegazzoni, F., I. Bonesana, M. Djakov, and A. Mattiuz
Conference NameWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 7 (ED-MEDIA 07)
Conference LocationVancouver, Canada
Keywordsjava, learning, remote application, voice over IP (VoIP)

Tairona is a web-based platform for real time meeting and tutoring. It aims to provide a solution for face to face synchronous communication between the tutor and the students in remote faculties and similar environments where a life meeting in not possible. In particular the application is tailored on needs of a scenario that is very unique: in the considered institution in fact, teachers and students meet themselves only for the week necessary to complete the course. In this paper we present the requirements that led us to design and implement Taiorna.