PILS - Presence in Learning Spaces
DescriptionPresence in Learning Spaces (PILS), developed as part of the EU project ALS, is an instant messaging tool, adjusted to fit the special needs of an e-learning environment. The learning user gets an easy way to communicate with other participants via text, audio or video chat in their attended courses. Users can specify special online statuses within every course, identifying experts or help seeking participants. This and an explicit display if a learner already has an open communication improves a purposeful contact approach and helps to optimize the users knowledge exchange.
Figure 1. Video chat in PILS.
PeopleTom Gross, Primary Contact