Innovative learning and teaching scenarios in Virtual Campus
Roberto Tedesco, Mirko Cesarini, Politecnico di Milano - DEI, Italy ; Sam Guinea, Politecnico di Milano, Italy ; Licia Sbattella, Politecnico di Milano -DEI, Italy
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Virtual Campus is a platform integrating authoring, fruition and validation modules, where flexibility and personalization of the whole system are main goals. To ease the authoring activities, Virtual Campus leverages both the reusability of existing courses - while building new ones - and a customization process that allows to adapt an existing course to different situations. To achieve course and material content reusability a model has been developed that - with the aid of metadata - permits to store, classify, and browse didactical materials, making them available for flexible learning paths. A run-time infrastructure has been developed that can drive a student along a learning path, previously designed by the teacher. A workflow management system manages every student's state of advance, allowing path customization. Finally a set of monitoring tools assist the students during their learning activities providing both suggestions to the students and feed-back to the teachers.
Tedesco, R., Cesarini, M., Guinea, S. & Sbattella, L. (2004). Innovative learning and teaching scenarios in Virtual Campus. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 180-187). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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