DESIGNING ELEARNING MODELS - The Agora Framework

José Rangel-Garcia, Jorge Buenabad-Chávez

Abstract

This paper introduces the Agora Framework (AF), a modelling tool to help design, evaluate and deploy eLearning models. An eLearning model in AF resembles a business model, and consists of various blocks, each block addressing one main aspect of the eLearning business, such as: learners (consumers), eLearning types (products) to be delivered, pedagogical basis for course design, hardware and software resources, among others. We describe how to use AF in designing an eLearning model, and outline the role that AF may play within an eLearning engineering.

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Rangel-Garcia J. and Buenabad-Chávez J. (2012). DESIGNING ELEARNING MODELS - The Agora Framework . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-06-8, pages 265-270. DOI: 10.5220/0003956902650270


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@conference{csedu12,
author={José Rangel-Garcia and Jorge Buenabad-Chávez},
title={DESIGNING ELEARNING MODELS - The Agora Framework},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={265-270},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003956902650270},
isbn={978-989-8565-06-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - DESIGNING ELEARNING MODELS - The Agora Framework
SN - 978-989-8565-06-8
AU - Rangel-Garcia J.
AU - Buenabad-Chávez J.
PY - 2012
SP - 265
EP - 270
DO - 10.5220/0003956902650270