Flexible and mobile learning provides an opportunity for teachers and learners to deviate from the traditional learning environment-that of the classroom-and to approach learning in new environments subsidized with the aid of technology.
The coordinates on which students focus on for acquiring specialized knowledge, are:
• cost minimization
• exploitation of the limited available time for acquiring information and knowledge
• the need for the acquisition of new skills, but also the need for an upgrade of already certified skills, and finally
• the development and shaping of modern educational technology.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course for "flexible learning" examines ways in which the Internet technology and the widespread use of mobile devices can reduce or even eliminate barriers to learning.
The course familiarizes the student with the object gradually, commencing with the presentation of a general conceptual framework for flexible learning, progressing to "classical" topics of distance education and e-learning (and in particular distance learning), and concludes with particular issues on adaptive educational systems, and collaborative and virtual educational environments of the Internet.
These subjects are: e-Learning & m-Learning. Distance learning services. Communication services and Internet collaboration (e-mail, newsgroups, interactive whiteboards, virtual classrooms, audio-and videoconferencing).
Finally, it presents a series of brief but yet targeted learning objects focusing on modern development tools for
(a) educational websites,
(b) digital learning material, and
(c) the use of mobile devices as "ubiquitous" active learning assistants.
Distance Learning, User Interaction, Education Institutes, Mobile Devices
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ευέλικτη μάθηση με χρήση τεχνολογιών πληροφορίας και επικοινωνιών, των Στ. Δημητριάδη, Χ. Καραγιαννίδης, Αν. Πομπόρτση, Θρ. Τσιάτσου
Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2007, 330 σελ. ISBN 978-960-418-142-1