c&d-learning implementation architecture: Adapting e-learning to developing countries

Martinez Mateo, Jesus and Muñoz Hernandez, Susana and Pérez del Rey, David (2009). c&d-learning implementation architecture: Adapting e-learning to developing countries. In: "First International Conference on Computer Supported Education", March 23-26, 2009, Lisboa, Portugal. ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1. pp. 89-96.

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Title: c&d-learning implementation architecture: Adapting e-learning to developing countries
Author/s:
  • Martinez Mateo, Jesus
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
  • Pérez del Rey, David
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: First International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Event Dates: March 23-26, 2009
Event Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Title of Book: CSEDU 2009 - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisboa, Portugal, March 23-26, 2009
Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-989-8111-82-1
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Educational methods, e-Learning, Thin clients, Cooperation for the development, Satellite connection, Internet access, Teleconference, Videoconference, Off-line courses, Métodos educativos, Clientes ligeros, Cooperación para el desarrollo, Conexión satélite, Acceso a Internet, Teleconferencia, Videoconferencia, Cursos fuera de línea.
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

From the educational point of view, the most widespread method in developing countries is on-site education. Technical and economic resources cannot support conventional distance learning infrastructures and it is even worse for courses in universities. They usually suffer a lack of qualified faculty staff, especially in technical degrees. The literature suggest that e-learning is a suitable solution for this problem, but its methods are developed attending to educational necessities of the First World and cannot be applied directly to other contexts. The proposed methodology is a variant of traditional e-learning adapted to the needs of developing countries. E-learning for Cooperation and Development (c&d-learning) is oriented to be used for educational institutions without adequate technical or human resources. In this paper we describe the c&d-learning implementation architecture based on three main phases: hardware, communication and software; e.g. computer and technical equipping, internet accessing and e-learning platform adaptation. Proper adaptation of educational contents to c&d-learning is discussed and a real case of application in which the authors are involved is described: the Ngozi University at Burundi.

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Item ID: 19130
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19130/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19130
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Sep 2013 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:22
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