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Pages: 6115-6119
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2386

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

E-LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET): CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

P. Silva1, J. Luzia2, J. Ribeiro2

1CEOS.PP - Centre for Organisational and Social Studies of P.Porto - ISCAP - Polytechnic of Porto (PORTUGAL)
2MAERA – Management, Accounting and Education Research Association (PORTUGAL)
This paper presents an e-learning experience with young adults that aspired to be certified accountants in Portugal. To become a certified accountant, one of the requirements is to pass an exam that tests four fundamental academic areas: management accounting, financial accounting, fiscal law and professional ethics. This exam, which is normally provided three times each year, is the ultimate test to obtain access to the certified accountant job in Portugal. To prepare candidates for the exam, a full e-learning training was designed, developed and provided. Despite the existence of several courses with similar purposes, it was found that none of them was entirely online. The use of e-learning methodologies is increasingly used in higher education, but when it comes to vocational education and training, it is very rare. In this paper, we will present the challenges and opportunities for educators and training organizations when providing vocational education and training through e-learning. Evidence suggests that participants accept very well this innovative approach to their studies, especially the ones who were geographically apart from the vocational organizations across the country, since they did not find convenience in a face-to-face course. Additionally, participants feel more confident about the completion of the online courses, since, unlike these, the face-to-face courses require a minimum number of participants.
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author = {Silva, P. and Luzia, J. and Ribeiro, J.},
title = {E-LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET): CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2386},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2386
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P. Silva, J. Luzia, J. Ribeiro (2017) E-LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET): CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 6115-6119.
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