Environment for cooperative knowledge management

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Environment for cooperative knowledge management

steam

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sTeam provides a technical platform which allows groups of students, lecturers and any other groups to construct and arrange their individual and cooperative learning and working space.

sTeam consists of an object-oriented server connected to a database and Web, Java and other (ftp, irc, ...) clients. The server is event-driven and manages all user objects as well as the communication between the connected clients.

Different from most other cooperation tools is the novel possibility of self-organisation and self-administration by the members within the virtual environment.

In the core, the system provides the following self-administrating functions:

  • creation of rooms
  • granting of admission or access authorisations
  • administration and processing of objects or references to objects and documents located on other servers
  • carrying objects and passing them on to other users
  • use of rooms as cooperative media (e.g. Shared Whiteboard) sTeam needs a MySQL server, but it need not necessarily be installed on the same computer.

This package contains the sTeam server.

License: Open Source
Version: 2.2.31