E-learning Applications Development

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What is e-Learning?

E-learning includes all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching, including educational technology. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process.[1] This often involves both out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum. Abbreviations like CBT (Computer-Based Training), IBT (Internet-Based Training) or WBT (Web-Based Training) have been used as synonyms to e-learning.
E-learning is the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio. It is commonly thought that new technologies can make a big difference in education.[2] In particular, children can interact with new media, and develop their skills, knowledge, perception of the world, under their parents' monitoring, of course. Many proponents of e-learning believe that everyone must be equipped with basic knowledge of technology, as well as use it as a medium to reach a particular goal.

1. Tavangarian D., Leypold M., Nölting K., Röser M.,(2004). Is e-learning the Solution for Individual Learning? Journal of e-learning, 2004.
2. "Technology Impact on Learning". Retrieved 26 December 2012.


Learning management system (LMS) and Learning content management system (LCMS)

A learning management system (LMS) is software used for delivering, tracking and managing training/education. LMSs range from systems for managing training/educational records to software for distributing courses over the Internet and offering features for online collaboration. A learning content management system (LCMS) is software for author content (courses, reusable content objects). An LCMS may be solely dedicated to producing and publishing content that is hosted on an LMS, or it can host the content itself. The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) specification provides support for content that is hosted separately from the LMS. An LMS allows for teachers and administrators to track attendance, time on task, and student progress. LMS also allows for not only teachers and administrators to track these variables but parents and students as well. Parents can log on to the LMS to track grades. Students log on to the LMS to submit homework and to access the course syllabus and lessons.


Pedagogical approaches or perspectives

It is possible to use various pedagogical approaches for eLearning which include: -social-constructivist – this pedagogy is particularly well afforded by the use of discussion forums, blogs, wiki and on-line collaborative activities. It is a collaborative approach that opens educational content creation to a wider group including the students themselves. The One Laptop Per Child Foundation attempted to use a constructivist approach in its project[3]
-Laurillard's Conversational Model[4] is also particularly relevant to eLearning, and Gilly Salmon΄s Five-Stage Model is a pedagogical approach to the use of discussion boards.[5]
-Cognitive perspective focuses on the cognitive processes involved in learning as well as how the brain works.[6]
-Emotional perspective focuses on the emotional aspects of learning, like motivation, engagement, fun, etc.[7]
-Behavioural perspective focuses on the skills and behavioural outcomes of the learning process. Role-playing and application to on-the-job settings.[8]
-Contextual perspective focuses on the environmental and social aspects which can stimulate learning. Interaction with other people, collaborative discovery and the importance of peer support as well as pressure.[9]
-Mode Neutral Convergence or promotion of ‘transmodal’ learning where online and classroom learners can coexist within one learning environment thus encouraging interconnectivity and the harnessing of collective intelligence.[10]

3.Wiki.Laptop.org
4.Informal description of Laurillard΄s Model
5.E-moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online – Gilly Salmon , Kogan Page, 2000, ISBN 0-7494-4085-6
6.Bloom, B. S., and D. R. Krathwohl. (1956). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Handbook 1
7.Bååth, J. A. (1982) "Distance Students΄ Learning – Empirical Findings and Theoretical Deliberations"
8.Areskog, N-H. (1995) The Tutorial Process – the Roles of Student Teacher and Tutor in a Long Term Perspective
9.Black, J. & McClintock, R. (1995) "An Interpretation Construction Approach to Constructivist Design."
10.Smith B, Reed P & Jones C (2008) 'Mode Neutral' pedagogy. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning."


TALLOS IT Pedagogical Laboratories and Development

We use the pedagogical thories and we develop new to face the childhood learning problems and to simplify the learning procedure in the schools and universities.

 

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eYES

E. Koletsou, G. Chamalis, eYES: An Integrated System to Support the Personalization in Preschool Education, 2nd International Conference in Preschool Education, Ioannina 2010


 

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eYESpeNA

E. Koletsou, G. Chamalis, eYES SpeNA: A personalization system for interactive education for children with autism, 7th National Congress Teaching of Science and New Technologies in Education, Alexandroupolis 2011



 

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Courses in Moodle and Joomla CMS

We develop platforms with LMS Moodle and CMS Joomla to create paid courses for Institutes, Colleges, Universities or corporate education for internal companies courses.


 

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TALLOS IT and WebSoft LTD Cooperation

We translate the courselab project Version 2.7 in Greek Language and soon will be ready the Greek Version 2.7 for Greek Schools and Universities.
We create Courses applications for Schools, Colleges and Universities with CourseLab and Combination of other SCORMS and LMS

 

How to get started

You do not have to pay for asking something, getting a quote from TallosWeb.com is absolutely free. The first step to take is submit a request for a free quote form or email our managers at sales@tallosweb.com. Our Sales manager will contact you within several hours with more questions about your e-learning Application Project and an estimate if information provided is enough. Once all the details have been discussed, we can start.

One of the basics of our business is our 100% satisfaction guarantee. You never have to accept something you do not like. You will be a direct participant of the e-learning Application Project process and we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

Summing it all up easily, you don’t have to be a pro in e-learning Application Project. All you need to know is what you want and how you want it.

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