A TOOL PROPOSAL TO DESIGN THE SYLLABUS FOR B-LEARNING COURSES THROUGH A TEACHING GUIDE IN EUROPEAN SPACE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
GEA (Research Team of Applied Economics). University Francisco de Vitoria (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN09 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain
Abstract:To define a teaching guide goes beyond the traditional syllabus design for a course because an useful framework for both the teacher and the learner is required to enhance the mobility in the process of convergence towards the European Higher Education area. On the other hand, a greater clarity and transparency in European educational plans have been intended to reach so that all the actors´ commitments are completely well-known. In that respect, the comparison with teaching guides from different European educational centres will permit to determine common quality parameters on education. In this study a software tool has been designed and implemented which helps to prepare teaching guides aimed at planning b-learning courses according to the requirements of European Space for Higher Education. A unified approach has been taken to collect the necessary information intuitively by providing a simple interface to the teacher with all the details, step by step, to design the teaching guide independently of the course. One of the most important advantages of this software tool is its adaptability to modify information as well as changing its design as the teaching guide is being prepared. The tool offers a final document to the teacher, a first version of the teaching guide, which can be used to study the different presential and non-presential activities, by courses and degrees, which will be done transversally over an academic year.
Keywords: software tool, teaching guides, syllabus design, b-learning course.