Title: Formulating an adaptable e-training framework to computer science educators

Authors: Michael Paraskevas; Thomas Zarouchas; Panagiotis Angelopoulos; Isidoros Perikos

Addresses: Computer Technology Institute and Press 'Diophantus', N. Kazantzaki Str, GR-26504, Patras, Greece; Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, GR-30020, Antirrio, Greece ' Computer Technology Institute and Press 'Diophantus', N. Kazantzaki Str, GR-26504, Patras, Greece ' Computer Technology Institute and Press 'Diophantus', N. Kazantzaki Str, GR-26504, Patras, Greece ' Computer Technology Institute and Press 'Diophantus', N. Kazantzaki Str, GR-26504, Patras, Greece

Abstract: This work presents the potential use of a versatile time-scheduling tele-education platform (t-STEP), based on the Greek School Network (GSN), to provide a robust and comprehensive e-training course for computer science educators in order to efficiently exploit advanced IT services and establish a modern and attractive education environment in the Greek society. Findings from the evaluation of the e-training course based on the t-STEP are presented, complemented with indicative enhancements and adaptation hints targeting both the functionality of t-STEP and the provided educational topics.

Keywords: blended learning; computer science education; e-training; electronic trainng; online training; evaluation; life-long learning; tele-education; open source; time scheduling; t-STEP; social networking sites; SNS; Web 2.0 services; workshops; BigBlueButton; BBB; Greek School Network; GSN; Greece; digital schools; ICT infrastructure; primary education; secondary education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.069865

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2015 Vol.25 No.2, pp.151 - 173

Available online: 15 Jun 2015 *

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