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ERIC Number: ED562470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Proposal to Enhance the Use of Learning Platforms in Higher Education
Marques, Bertil P.; Villate, Jaime E.; Vaz de Carvalho, Carlos
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jul 21-24, 2015)
The results of several studies conducted to analyze the quantitative and qualitative use of learning technologies in Higher Education in Portugal showed that, in general, these technologies are not used systematically and effectively and e-learning platforms tend to be relegated to repositories of contents rather than as full-fledged tools actively enabling and promoting learning. Several gaps were also identified at the management, pedagogical and technical levels. Following best-practice in this domain, a holistic intervention including these three levels is crucial to achieve positive results. Therefore, following these studies, a set of guidelines and recommendations was created to raise the level of technology adoption in higher education and improve the educational performance of each institution by raising teaching/learning levels so that they are in accordance with the Bologna paradigm. This way it is possible to have a systematic approach, expanding the intervention to the entire institutional campus and resulting in an effective learning platform usage by teachers and students. [For the full proceedings, see ED562095.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal