Promoting the Use of ICT for Education in a Traditional University: The Case of the Virtual Learning Center of the University of Granada

Oscar Cordón (University of Granada, Spain), Karina Anaya (University of Granada, Spain), Arturo González (University of Granada, Spain) and Susana Pinzón (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 107
EISBN13: 9781605665870|DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2007010106
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Abstract

This case study describes the whole procedure followed for the creation of a specific service structure to manage the promotion of the use of ICT and e-learning in the educational processes of a large, traditional, five century-old university, the University of Granada in Spain. The finally decided structure for its Virtual Learning Center as regards the institution needs is described, as well as the academic staff ICT formation program, the technology choice and the online courses developed. Finally, the new challenges faced by the institution are identified.
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