Its authors are Remei Camps, director of IWith.org Spain, and F. Isabel Sales and Arantxa Uribe-Echevarria, online volunteers at the Campus for Peace (UOC)
I’m really pleased to see this article on-line as it’s been the result of two years of hard work.
The objective of the Absoo Programme is to adapt the technological tools offered by e-learning to local projects working on a day-to-day basis to provide quality education for children in developing countries. As part of this programme, a pilot course was developed and given in the UOC’s Campus for Peace VLE as a prototype for validating a methodological model for e-learning on a solidarity project.
This document brings together analysis of the experiment, from its instructional design to the development and evaluation of this pilot course. The section on design looks at the major decisions and activities making the model and the project itself suitable to the context and profiles of those it is intended for. The analysis of how the course unfolded shows flexibility during its development in order to adapt it to the gaps found in certain aspects of local infrastructure, communication (social and cultural aspects), learning strategies, evaluation and the time scale of the course. To be highlighted among the final conclusions, we have on the one hand the results obtained as regards the students following and finishing the course and, on the other, the confirmation of the methodology used (blended learning) as the basis of an educational project of this sort.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2004) “Absoo: Sharing for education. An e-learning experiment in education for development” In ICTlogy,
#8, May 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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