C. Bouras, D. Fotakis, A. Katanou, A. Konidaris, S. Kontogiannis, A. Sevasth, E. Stephanou
Open Classroom II Conference, Crete, Greece, 17-19 September 1997, pp. 359-366
Publication year: 1997


The modern communication networks, apart from the specialized applications that they offer depending on the nature of their target groups, they support a set of general purpose elementary network services, that provide some essential communication facilities to the end users. Regarding an educational network, these facilities include collaboration, navigation into the information resources, as well as interpersonal communication, to the members of the Education Society. In the sequel the major principles on providing these elementary network services are presented. Online/off-line contact over an alternative means of communication among the members of the trans-European Education Society could be an adequate reason for the deployment of an educational communication network. This category of services will offer the members of the Education Society the ability of exchanging opinions on educational and social matters, as well as interpersonal messages, and collaborating. These facilities should be provided by already existing network services, enhanced where necessary by supporting multimedia information exchange (mostly off-line). In the latter case external media players of attachment viewers may be used for the presentation of the multiple media of information.