VIRTUAL CAMPUS AS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE

M. Alonso Briales

Universidad de Málaga (SPAIN)
We lived in a world where information technologies and communication acquire a more important mission progressively. The format of the resources which we use to communicate culture is a code that translate a determined shape to understand the cultural selection, the teachers work and the students learning. In this way, the application of information technologies and communication in the European Space of Higher Education can be a great opportunity of pedagogic renewal for the innovative elements that make a contribution and for to propose to the necessity of a sincere discussion about what this incorporation is and on how you must come out well.

In this paper we present an experience of utilization of the virtual campus developed in the course of Theory of the Education in the Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación of the Universidad de Málaga. The performance of Moodle software offers large opportunities as resource to promote a culture of learning where teachers and pupils commit themselves in the task to build his own knowledge and where collaboration and the mutual aid become established like an usual and daily policy.

This experience implies a way of focused education in practical tasks, where the professional future of education advances of autonomous way in the analysis of materials, in the study of ideas, experiences, at the same time as the participants make out the rest of colleagues of the knowledge that they generate. Definitively, the virtual campus is shown like a space shared for the creation of educational knowledge. Defining a theme, to be able to wonder, to find out information, to select her, to organize her, to communicate and to present conclusions, will make easy to students the capability to confront the change and the uncertainty of the society we live in and will increase the power of the development of the professional competitions proposed for Pedagogía degree.

Generating community of learning, to share materials, to interchange restlessnesses is the true sense that has the use of the virtual campus in this experience of formation of futures pedagogues. Virtual campus offers to university professors an opportunity of management of education and knowledge that enables scheduling learning itineraries, producing interactions with other users and furthering learning active scenarios.