Gridcole is a grid service-based tailorable collaborative learning system that provides two significant features. First, it enables the possibility of integrating tools that require supercomputing capabilities or specific hardware resources in order to support the collaborative learning situations in which this type of tools is required. Furthermore, it can interpret collaboration scripts created by educators in order to guide participants during the realization of collaborative learning situations. This chapter provides an overview of the system and describes a sample collaborative learning situation that can be supported by Gridcole with the purpose of illustrating its capabilities.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 email@example.com