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An Architecture for supporting vicarious learning in a Distributed Environment

Neely, S. and Lowe, H. and Eyers, D. and Bacon, J. and Newman, J. and Gong, X. (2004) An Architecture for supporting vicarious learning in a Distributed Environment. In: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2004-03-14 - 2004-03-17.

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Abstract

Existing software systems designed to support learning do not adequately provide for vicarious learning in a crossinstitutional collaborative environment. We have developed an architecture based on role-based access control, which provides the necessary security, robustness, flexibility, and explicit formulation of policy. Such an architecture is general enough to be used in a variety of educational institutions and settings, yet flexible enough to allow a wide range of policies within a single system.