Основан в 1907 году
в России и за рубежом
Competence approach in education gives priority to learning outcomes and increased involvement of students in active, constructive engagement with content, tools and services in the learning process. Thus, quality and relevant learning materials are becoming more and more important for a learner.
The strategy can be realized by encouraging faculties and students to use the online environment and see the real advantages of operating in it. One way to tackle this issue is to create a web portal of a community of practice – a system which is readily accessible for communication, tried-and-trusted, and easy to use.
There is the option for universities to offer commercial educational content, for example, to present ready-to-use e-courses, testing procedures, etc. on the portal; that, in turn, foster the development of Internet business planning. Software which helps to optimize teaching practices can be offered as a product, since not every university receives sufficient funding to be able to develop hardware and software independently or to acquire costly relevant products.
Keywords: innovative information environment, web portal, community of practice, quality learning materials.