DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORMS: ANALYSIS AND TRENDS
Centre for Studies in Education and Innovation, Higher School of Education, Polytechnic of Viseu (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-8 March, 2022
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Social distancing as a prophylactic measure against COVID-19 inevitably caused several changes in the teaching-learning processes at a global level. Among the different strategies adopted by educational institutions, remote learning was one of the most chosen options to replace physical presence. According to this reality, the demand for and the offer of short online courses, without the need to be in a particular time and place, has also become relevant. In fact, one of the highest priorities at a national level, within the higher education context, was the adoption of non-face-to-face methodologies without hindering the students’ learning activities.
This context set the grounds for the “Exploring online methodologies in the development of skills in the audiovisual field” project, which, involves three Portuguese and one Spanish higher education institution, which share the same values, principles and mission and are motivated to promote innovative proposals, both in research and education. In addition, the network it presents training diversity within undergraduate degrees, masters and technological specialization programs, which enables privileged contact with students and facilitates the establishment of priorities and needs.
The project aims to implement an online course dedicated to audiovisual content production, from the idea to the final product, in order to respond to the need for online training in this particular area. The project also includes the development of a platform that will support the implementation of the course.
This article focuses on this last goal and its main objective is present a detailed analysis of a set of platforms currently used for online courses, at a national and international level, as well as online courses directed linked with the audiovisual field. The aim of this research is to enunciate a set of technical and functional requirements for the construction of the platform and a list of guidelines for the course development.
Keywords: Education, technology, platforms, audiovisual, research project.