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Online educational system based on blended learning

Abstract

The insertion of the Digital Technologies of Information and Communication ( DTICs ) in education is a clear necessity at this moment. Not a long time ago, it was not possible to imagine the size of the social changes caused by the use of the internet. But now, due to the internet, we have a huge demand for teaching and learning new skills as a challenge. In recent decades, there have been many studies and attempts to find the best way to use the TDICs in the school context, from the insertion of technological devices in the classroom until the changes of the way of thinking methodologies and pedagogical strategies. Currently, in the pursuit to be more innovative, some schools around the world are trying to align the approach of Blended Learning which, through different teaching methodologies that act combined, seeks the best blend of online and offline, between digital and physical, aiming to customize the way to the individual learning but always considering the social context. This project proposes to research and develop an online educational system that helps and also encourages continuous improvement in the innovation of teaching and educational institution process. The system consists of tools to facilitate the suitability of the Blended Learning approach and the customization process of teaching. Throughout the results of the first phase of this project, we noticed that before being able to implement the Blended Learning it is necessary to solve some structural problems of the schools and to ease the job of the educators, improving some tasks such as lesson planning which is itself a pain to teachers despite their chosen teaching methodologies. This way, the system proposed will bring tools to simplify this process and to facilitate the creation and distribution of educational materials and lesson plans, including those that promote the use of innovative methodologies and the implementation of the Blended Learning. (AU)