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Title: Digital Learning in Higher Education: A Training Course for Teaching Online- Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Authors: Moreira, J. António 
Henriques Susana 
Goulão, Maria de Fátima 
Barros, Daniela 
Keywords: Higher Education; Online Teaching; Open Distance Education; Networking; Innovation; Teacher Training
Issue Date: 2017
Serial title, monograph or event:  Open Praxis
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Place of publication or event: Espanha
Abstract: This paper uses qualitative evidence to describe, explore and discuss the progress of the online teacher training course taught at the Open University to Portuguese and foreign teachers of higher education institutions. As this is an entirely online course, its pedagogical design results from the combination of the basics of open distance education and network education using the Moodle 2.0 platform and other digital environments. The results point, on one hand, to a dynamic pedagogical design that addresses the need for continuous improvement, and, on the other hand, to the changes in the role of teachers in virtual teaching and learning environments, and to the different and specific pedagogical strategies in need of adjustment. They also point to the strong presence of technological and pedagogical elements of innovation.
ISSN: 2304-070X
DOI: 10.5944/openpraxis.9.2.539
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CEIS20 - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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