The Internet has been an engine for innovations in many fields. This paper describes an innovative way to utilize the technologies and capabilities of the Internet to support activities of educational environment. The paper proposes a niche browser which employs a hybrid model of traditional web-based “pull” technology and emerging “push” technology. The browser as a framework goes beyond a simple software at client level. It is a complete solution with student client, instructor client and server level software.
Verma, Sameer and Parikh, Mihir, "ActiveBook: A Niche Browser as an Education Support Tool" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 390.