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Pages: 2469-2477
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

A THREE YEAR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF IFAPA´S ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM

A. Pedrera-León, A.J. Gaitán-Jurado, K. Vanderlinden, F.J. Jiménez-Crespo, L. Pérez-Náger

Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) (SPAIN)
As a research and extension tool of the Andalusian government, The Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) is developing a range of research, technology transfer and training activities to promote the modernization of the Andalusian Agriculture, Fisheries and Food sector, and to guarantee the correct implementation of Common Agricultural Policy directives.

In this work we focus on IFAPA´s training program, especially its e-learning program. In the Agricultural sector, this kind of information and communication technology (ICT) based activities are quite uncommon. Therefore a general view of how IFAPA´s e-learning program is implemented might be relevant for professional adult trainers elsewhere.

E-learning at IFAPA started in 2006. Since then interactive contents have been generated for a range of topics, and different e-learning platforms have been used, hosted at several web servers. In 2010 we started to use Moodle at our own web server, giving to the platform administrator more autonomy and a wider range of tools and features.

In this paper we provide a summary of how IFAPA´s traditional training model was transferred to the e-learning platform, and analyze how the teaching and training activities have evolved since then. Special attention is paid to tracking the changing use and profile of the participants of the training activities, identifying which training programs are more useful, recognizing which training programs are being used most efficiently, comparing the evolution of institutional training versus specialized training, at the same time also identifying the causes of these changes.
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title = {A THREE YEAR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF IFAPA´S ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
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TI - A THREE YEAR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF IFAPA´S ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
Y1 - 4-5 March, 2013
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2013 Proceedings
SP - 2469
EP - 2477
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A. Pedrera-León, A.J. Gaitán-Jurado, K. Vanderlinden, F.J. Jiménez-Crespo, L. Pérez-Náger (2013) A THREE YEAR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF IFAPA´S ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 2469-2477.
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