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Issue 5: Current Developments

SOIASIA Project: A New and Effective Distance Learning Environment for Internet Developing Area Utilizing the Satellite Link

Shoko Mikawa, KEIO University
Jun Takei, JSAT Corporation

This paper describes a distance learning environment using the Internet via satellite in Asian regions where Internet infrastructure is insufficient. The merit of distance learning is that students can receive cutting edge lectures from professors all over the world. For those areas with sufficient Internet infrastructure, there would be no problem receiving these kinds of lectures. However, it is difficult for countries with insufficient Internet infrastructure to receive them. The SOI (School of Internet) ASIA project proposes and demonstrates a distance learning environment utilizing satellite links as an Internet infrastructure that can be quickly installed with low cost for those areas.

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