QSIA - A web-based environment for learning, assessing and knowledge sharing in communities

Sheizaf Rafaeli, Miri Barak, Yuval Dan-Gur, Eran Toch

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This paper describes a Web-based and distributed system named QSIA that serves as an environment for learning, assessing and knowledge sharing. QSIA - Questions Sharing and Interactive Assignments - offers a unified infrastructure for developing, collecting, managing and sharing of knowledge items. QSIA enhances collaboration in authoring via online recommendations and generates communities of teachers and learners. At the same time, QSIA fosters individual learning and might promote high-order thinking skills among its users. QSIA's community, conceptual architecture, structure overview and implementations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-289
Number of pages17
JournalComputers and Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project was supported by the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation, Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science, and a research grant from Meital, the Israeli Inter-University Center For E-Learning.


  • Architectures for educational technology systems
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Interdisciplinary projects
  • Learning communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Education


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