Vol.13, No.1, February 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

A Real-Time Web-Based Academic Discussion Platform


Mariya Zhekova, Teodosi Kehayov, Silvia Gaftandzhieva


© 2024 Mariya Zhekova, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 590-604, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM131-62, February 2024.


Received: 11 October 2023.

Revised:   19 January 2024.
Accepted: 25 January 2024.
Published: 27 February 2024.




The paper presents the development of a web-based academic platform designed to discuss and find answers to academic questions, where users can create topics in various admin-approved categories, comment on topics created by other users, and customize their profile with a biography, photo, and free text description. To achieve this goal, the logical processes of creating and managing a discussion forum were studied, the existing techniques and technologies for creating web apps were analysed, tools for the implementation were chosen, the database was built, and the client interface was made, as well as the functionality of the system and numerous tests and experiments. The application has been tested by students and teachers and the conducted experiments demonstrate the main functionalities of the application and prove its reliability. The research facilitates and encourages research partnerships at personal and university levels; disseminates ideas and solutions to a wider audience; creates a network of scholars and trainees for interaction and discusses research problems, experiences, and good practices; encourages collaboration on common projects; supports young scholars in achieving their academic goals, and offers open-access resources for reading, downloading, sharing, etc.


Keywords –Discussion platform, academic forum, information exchange, discussions.



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