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Whatisit? Claroline is an Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web.
Characteristics/Activities Write a coursedescription Publish documents in any format (text, PDF, HTML, video...) Administerpublic and privateforums Developlearningpaths Creategroups of students Prepare online exercises Manage an agenda with tasks and deadlines Publish announcements (also by e-mail) Propose assignments to be handed in online See the statistics of the users activity Use the wiki to write collaborative documents
Advantages Hosting Credibility (The platform is used in more than 80 countries and is available in more than 30 languages.) Claroline is compatible with GNU/Linux, Mac OS and Microsoft Windows Easytoaccess Effective solution to set up an eLearning system Make available pedagogical contents and documents Carry out collaborative projects in your organization
Disadvantages You have to download it - It does not chat. - You have to pay
Pedagogical Issues Accordingtoitsownofficialwebsitethese are thepedagogigalreasonsforitsexistence ``Clarolineisbasedonpedagogicalprinciplescomingfromtheliteratureontheaddedvalue of thetechnologiesfor training
Specific Tools Write a course description Publish documents in any format (text, PDF, HTML, video...) Administer public and private forums Develop Email
comparisonsWithblackboard Both of them are virtual Both of themhaveforums Both of them have credibility People who use it can get reliable information from both of them Lots of interaction
Motivation Thereis a lot of motivationtheories. Thesegenerallypostulatetheimportance of contextual factorsenablingtherepresentation a studentmayhaveaboutthefuturesituation and thework he has toperform in ordertoacquire new knowledge and competences.
Recomendations The installation process should be easier More interactivehelp
Conclusion Virtual classrooms are the education of today and the future. All people must learn how to use them and make the best of them. They will constitute the main tool for students and teachers around the world in the education to come.
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