In this paper, we study the usage of software components to build cooperative applications. We focus on a situation arising within tele-tutoring applications: the « Get Help » problem, where students request assistance from a tutor (among the available tutors) during a laboratory exercise. We analyze the case where students and tutors are face-to-face, and the case where they are remote users of a distributed system. The Java Beans component model is used to create and modify distributed applications, which support this interaction. We extend this environment with beans that support group communication and show how beans can be visually combined to create a solution for « Get Help » situations in different contexts.
Software components for cooperation : a solution for the "get help" problem
COOP 1998, 3rd international conference on the design of cooperative systems, May 1998, Cannes, France
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