Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde January 2015, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 1 Number: 1, Article 1
SYSTEM OF DISTANCE LEARNING ADMINISTRATION IN CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
The article describes the peculiarities of the organization of primary school teachers continuing education by means of web technologies, presents the website of the system of primary school teachers continuing education (http://sno.udpu.org.ua), and analyzes its content and structure. The website of the system of primary school teachers continuing education is created with the help of four instrumental platforms WordPress, Moodle, PhpBB and “cloud” technologies from Microsoft (SkyDrive, Padlet) which are analyzed and generalized in the article. The system of primary school teachers continuing education consists of program and methodical parts. The program part includes the following modules: registration module, “profile” module, administrative module, course development module, module of organization of educational and scientific methodological activities.
The content of the methodical part is presented in the organization of primary school teachers continuing education, namely on the webpage “Distance Education” developed in Moodle (see http://sno.udpu.org.ua/дистанційне-навчання). It offers more than 49 distance learning courses running on Moodle and developed in accordance with the Regulations on eLearning Certification at Universities and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (see. http://mon.gov.ua/images/gr/obg/2010/08_06_10.pdf). Also this webpage can be seen by all logged in users. The access to courses is allowed to certain groups of students. The methodical part is supplemented by other webpages. The webpage “Scientific Methodological Work” shows organizing and convening the annual scientific and practical Internet-conferences on the problems of pedagogical education. The results of these conferences are reflected and discussed at forum (see http://sno.udpu.org.ua/blog). The webpage “Library” includes scientific and methodical journals, regulations and guidelines which are used by modern primary school teachers in their activities.The website of the system of primary school teachers is the answer of modern educational system to the needs of information society during specialists’ training.