M. A. Rentroia-Bonito, Frederico Figueiredo, André Martins, Vitor Fernandes, Joaquim Jorge


This article presents work done at the Technical University of Lisbon, on web systems to support technology-enhanced learning. Based on eighteen months experience with webcast technologies and commonly used Learning Management Systems, this work has integrated both concepts and developed a simple, yet effective learning approach. This approach supports both students and professors in moving from the traditional classroom to technology-enhanced online settings. We present the evolution of our system and the results obtained from testing and evaluating the prototype, during the last Spring semester. One of the major features of our approach lies in combining both online and offline components of the e-Learning experience and incorporating desirable traits from traditional and technology-mediated learning. This way, we have identified significant issues for users in order to better manage the changes required to adapt our system to organizational processes and context of use. Our assessment points to changes in the teaching method, course organization, and highlights new factors of students’ motivation. Results, however preliminary, seem to indicate both the usefulness of our approach and the feasibility of deploying e-learning initiatives with efforts optimization to complement traditional offerings in university settings.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

A. Rentroia-Bonito M., Figueiredo F., Martins A., Fernandes V. and Jorge J. (2006). WEB-BASED SUPPORT FOR RESOURCE-EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-47-4, pages 281-286. DOI: 10.5220/0001256702810286

in Bibtex Style

author={M. A. Rentroia-Bonito and Frederico Figueiredo and André Martins and Vitor Fernandes and Joaquim Jorge},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
SN - 978-972-8865-47-4
AU - A. Rentroia-Bonito M.
AU - Figueiredo F.
AU - Martins A.
AU - Fernandes V.
AU - Jorge J.
PY - 2006
SP - 281
EP - 286
DO - 10.5220/0001256702810286