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The quality & richness of E-EducationDocument Transcript
University of Pune
“The Quality & Richness of E-Education”
Department of Computer Engineering
KJEI’s Trinity College of Engineering& Research
2013 - 2014
SPECIFICATION FOR QUALITY &
RICHNESS OF E-EDUCATION
This Software Requirements Specification specifies the requirements of the E-Education tool
using which people can generate multimedia presentations combining video, HTML, images
and slides and publish it as a web page that is viewable on evey client desktop those who
have valid authentication.
This Software Requirement Specification (SRS) specifies the requirements of the E-
Education System which will be used by the students and teachers. This document will be
useful for the users and system designers of this project for future modifications.
This SRS would be used by the following people
Developers: The developers would use this document to implement the functionalities and to
ensure traceability of the software.
Testers: The testers would use this document to know the interfaces and to test the
Users: The users would use this document to verify if the requirements specified
satisfy their needs.
Scope of the project:
The E-Education will be one single module which is used to fulll all the real world
classroom requirements. It will bridge the physical gap between lecturers and students and
create a virtual environment which is more convenient to its users .All the activities such as
downloading, viewing and recording will be transmitted within this virtual environment on
real time basis. It can be identied as a complete distance learning website with complete
The E-Education will have following functionalities.
● Real time lecture conducting/viewing
● ˆ Downloading lecture materials
● ˆ Recording and storing lecture videos
● ˆ Viewing the lecturer
● ˆ Lecturer and student interaction
ˆ This project has a lot of scope for future development. Features like ability to capture
videos for making presentation, templates for presentation, video transition effects and many
more such functionalities can be implemented in the later versions of the software.
Technology is always about building Bridges, Bridges that could take us where we never
reached before. It has all ways improved the pattern of our life, the extent of doing things
whilst adding more value in forms of convenience and a touch innovation.
The concept of the E-Education, was the end result of a deep search and an analysis of
various methods that could shift the level of Educational Systems and its qualities to a higher
level than the prevailing. In modern days even locally we nd most students (especially IT
related) are provided or do possess sucient privileges like PCs, Laptops, web cams and most
the Internet facility. Having this assumption we seek in to methods to compile these facilities
and privileges, knowing there characteristics in depth. E-Education could be dened as a
compilation of existing concepts like virtual classroom, e-learning, educational networking.
Internet based learning systems and educational systems are no strangers to the
community and has been utmost successful in complying and adopting to elevate the learning
cultures. The unique attempt that we are focused is to provide a solution that includes all
these features in a more advance manner, inspiring users the convenience of learning without
facing any hazard involved in Time wastage and costs that do exist to date.
The first section of the document gave a brief description about the need of E-
Learning tool and what it should establish. In the following sections we will describe the
requirements, assumptions, dependencies, constraints and other such concepts about the
How it works
A Web based application which enables a privileged user to log in to the designed site
will provide the services available within. There is main feature which a user must go
Distributed lecturing system.
Distributed Lecturing system:
A live video stream of the lecture will be broadcasted to students (users) on a real
time basis & all users who allocated duly by the lecturer can watch the lecture as well as
view/share any lecture material as lecture presentations, documents etc..During a given
lecture session both the participant & the lecturer could view & monitor the other participants
in the classroom.
By this feature it allows a user to attend video conferencing among the other users who are
currently logged. The system also satises urge for questions on both ends & students may
discuss among them self too. Another unique feature of system is its own whiteboard system
which enables the lecturer to use his terminal as writing surface. All students may view the
content & the writings will be broadcasted to the users on real time basis as well. These
features will strengthen the virtual experience of all users and make it a convenient one.
E-Learning tool should enable the users to develop a rich multimedia presentation combining
presentation slide, video and images. This software can be used for developing e-learning
courses that can later be released on the Internet or delivered in some other electronic
USE CASE Dig.:
Use case diagram of basic functions
Table 1: User account handle
Usecase Name User account handle
Summary Handle user account administration by the
Precondition Login as Admin
Description 1. Select the user
1. Select user disable/enable
2. Reset password
3. View user statistics
Post condition User account altered
Table 2: Overall Administration
Usecase Name Overall Administration
Summary Handle the system administration along with
Precondition Login as Admin
Description 1. Select the section of administration
1. Block/unblock group
2. Block/unblock thread
3. Block/unblock blog
4. Block/unblock class
Post condition System altered
Table 3: Login
Usecase Name Login
Summary User authentication
Precondition Load the login screen
Description 1. Enter username
1. Enter password
2. Click login
3. System login and display success
4. display login error
Postcondition User logged in
Table 4: Register
Usecase Name Register
Summary New user registration
Precondition User should not be logged in
Description 1. Enter user details
2. Validate data
3. User register message
Alternatives 2.1 display register validation error
3.1 display register error
Post condition User Registered
Use case diagram of Handle Lectures
Table 5: Handle Smart Board
Usecase Name Handle Smart Board
Summary The lecturer can make the software
whiteboard to enable and show to the
students. Lecturer can select whether to
enable privileges for the students to write on
the white board.
Precondition Login as user and plays the role of lecturer
Description 1. Go to the class lecturing
2. Select the white board application
3. Set the privileges
4. Enable it.
Post condition Transmit the smart board content.
Table 6: Attend class
Usecase Name Attend class
Summary The student who is enrolled to a class can
attend the class.
Precondition Login as user and plays the role of Student.
User should have a class enrolled
Description 1. Search for the class enrolled.
2. Select the class.
3. Go to the class enrolled
Post condition Student attend the class.
There will be a wide variety of users for this software.
Educational Institutions: Institutions that conduct virtual classes would use this software for
generating their e-learning courses.
Large Organizations: Organizations training their employees digitally would use this
software for generating their training classes.
Open Source Community: As our product is going to be an Open Source product the Open
Source community will use this software and implement additional functionalities to the
product. Being an Open Source product this software and its code could be reused either
partially or fully by other developers.
● Administrator must be able to add or delete users to the system.
● Only registered users should be able to access the resources in the system.
● He must be able to add or delete new topics to the system.
● Teachers must be able to upload documents, pdfs, ppts and media files to the system.
● Students must be able to view and download the resources.
● It should allow students to view ppts and videos
● Students must be able to communicate with the teachers to clear their doubts.
Import and Organize media elements:
This software should be able to import video files, image files, HTML files and presentation
slides specified by the user. Then the user should be able to organize these imported files
over the time line and associate them with time and create cue points. It should then convert
these media elements into compatible format.
Synchronize the media elements:
These converted files should then be synchronized. The various files are synchronized with
one another and also with the time line for generating a single output.
This software should allow the user to preview the presentation at any point when the
presentation is being developed. It should have a preview tab selecting which would open the
preview screen. The user can preview the presentation in this screen.
The E-Learning tool should generate a HTML page which would host the multi media
presentation. It should make the HTML page and all the associated contents into a single
compressed folder. The generated HTML page must be viewable in all web browsers. This E-
Learning tool should have the following functionalities.
Non Functional Requirements
We assume that the users already have some previous experience in working with similar
software’s. So the users will not need any specific training for using this software.
Our system is reliable since it is a web based application. The only time the system will not
be available for users is the time that we backup data which will happen once a week. Further
we are able to schedule the backup process in a manner which would have a minimum impact
and interruption to our users.
The security system features from having a login for all the users to access the software. The
login details will be used in the system also. So the chances of the software getting intruded
are very less.
This software should perform the same way irrespective to its Operating System
environments. Time taken for importing files and publishing the multimedia presentation
should be minimum.The accountability is a vital feature and this could only be assured if the
system is working in full capability
This system can be further developed easily to increase the functionality by easily adding
classes due to its object oriented design.
Quality has a number of attributes some of the important attributes for this software are
Portability: As this software is to work on multiple platforms portability is an essential
attribute and we ensure this by using .NET as our programming language.
This requirement does not apply for our software as this is can’t pose a threat in no way.
Security Requirements: As all the operations are to be done within a single system security is
not an issue for this software. Reliable Internet is the backbone of the software so for the live
broadcasting of the video needs sufficient and uninterrupted internet connection. Power is a
significant feature and the power supply should be always taken care of. An uninterrupted
power supply is always recommended.
As a basic characteristic the software needs to be testable to ensure correctness.
Illegal duplication of the reports will be strictly dealt with. This is not an open source
software hence source code of the product won’t be open. Further modifications and
improvements rights will be with the developer team.
Globalization:Globalisation improves communication and collaboration among students and
teachers. We must investigate the content, technology, and instructional methods of the most
academically successful nations. Additionally, we must develop in students a sense of global
awareness and citizenship.
Digitization: Digitization improves critical thinking and problem solving. Today's students
are digital natives, and the world around them requires the technological skills they're
developing outside of school through video games, chat clients, virtual worlds, and various
A webcam on the teacher’s computer captures live video which then is broadcasted to the
students’ computer. This feature of capturing and playing media files is done by Java Media
Framework (JMF). In addition to this RTP is also used for live streaming.
The students may access to the database for viewing the study materials available. This
access to the database is read only for the student.
E-learning tool will procedure a rich multimedia presentation and so a microphone or a
speaker is needed on the hardware side for listening to the audio output.
Screen resolution of at least 800*600 or above will be preferable for viewing the multimedia
1. computer headset (combination of headphones and a microphone)
2. webcam (optional)
3. minimum 256Kbps of bandwidth internet connection.
Processor : Dual Core 1.2 Ghz
Operating system : Windows
RAM : 512 MB
Hard Disk : 40 GB-160GB
Drive : DVD-ROM
It should be possible for E-learning tool to be implemented in both Windows and Linux
Operating System environments. The GUI and other parts of the E- learning tool software are
to be done in .NET & Networking commands. It should also embed a player within itself for
presentation. The output of this software will need a web browser for viewing it.
Tools : Visual Studio
Front End : J2EE
Language : .NET
Back End : My SQL
Internet Standard : HTTP
Operating System : Windows
Application Program Interfaces
Login Screen: This is a security feature inbuilt in the software for the verification of
authenticated user over intruders.
Teacher Account: This enables the user to perform the teacher’s level activities like
conducting class, giving assignments and solve student’s queries.
Student Account: This enables the user to view the activities conducted by the teacher.
Besides this he/she can post queries related to the subject matter.