Digital support for teachers teaching

Current experience on using Internet facilities in virtual university environments

Luís Manuel Borges Gouveia
ITET'98, International Conference, May 20-22


In 1995 University Fernando Pessoa set, as a requirement for admission, that every freshman should have a laptop computer. The University offers courses in areas such as social sciences, psychology, management, literature, advertising, and engineering, and wanted its students to acquire basic computer skills.

This paper describes the know-how gathered since 1995 until now by the author, using a personal homepage and university Internet facilities to support his teaching activity. This activity covers different disciplines ("Introduction to Computers" and "Information Systems") for students from different courses (Literature, Economics, Communication Engineering), with includes non-technological students from the first and second years of the curricula.

Based on that experience some guidelines to structure information on web pages and examples are discussed. The impact on students and some co-operation with other professors are also reported. These results demonstrate the author's point of view that can stated as follows: web support needs a strong content orientation and presents best results as a teaching tool when used in action oriented tasks.

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