Coimbra, A new authoring tool for textbooks

Autoren Edgar Weippl
Hans Lohninger
TitelCoimbra, A new authoring tool for textbooks
BuchtitelProc. World Conf. on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (EDMEDIA 2001)
Typin Konferenzband
OrtTampere, Finland

Coimbra is document database that was specially designed for developing and deploying Web-based Training. Beside usual Meta information teachers can specify browse sequences for different courses, keep track of students accessing pages and cooperatively develop and share content to build various courses (e.g. calculus for computer science, calculus for chemistry, etc.). All information is encrypted using state-of-the-art secret key cryptography to prevent theft of intellectual property. The innovative approach is highlighted by Teach/Me (Lohninger 1999) which is based on Coimbra and has recently been awarded German Award for Educational Software digita 2001.