A conceptual design of an e-learning platform for mathematical control education

Vasilis Tsoulkas, Athanasios Pantelous, Christos Papachristos

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E-learning techniques have emerged as key sources of expansion and competition of the education process. In this article, we follow two basic directions. Firstly, we identify some basic concepts forming the foundations of the control curriculum which are common and well understood by mathematics and engineering tutors. These concepts help in explicitly clarifying the technological components and tools of the e-learning platform that is proposed in the sequel. Briefly, the most significant concepts common to all disciplines of control theory are: the dynamical system, stability, feedback and dynamic compensation. Secondly, we desire to propose a conceptual design of an innovative e-learning platform using satellite communications for distant courses of mathematical control. The proposed platform includes: a virtual classroom, off-line operation, sharing of applications, private/public chatting, and audio/video streaming. A concise description of the system network architecture depending on the DVB-RCS standard is provided justifying our choice of the telecommunications platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Conference on eLearning 2009, ECEL 2009
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781622767076
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event8th European Conference on eLearning 2009, ECEL 2009 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 29 Oct 200930 Oct 2009


Conference8th European Conference on eLearning 2009, ECEL 2009


  • Architecture
  • Control education
  • DVB-RCS system
  • E-learning platform
  • Satellite

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