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1. Introduction

1.1 Outline

1. Introduction 2

2. The Tecfa Approach to teaching and learning 6

3. Virtual Campus software: a short overview 9

4. Ordinary Internet supported teaching at TECFA 13

5. TECFA's new Campus project 17

6. Practical Questions 31

7. Outlook 35

Focus on the overall environment !

1.2 About TECFA

1.3 The case study: Our master in Educational Technology (STAF)

structure: 6 periods: [ each 1 week at TECFA + 4 weeks at home ]

audience: 15-20 adults [most work part time]

curriculum: 1st year: 8 courses / year
2nd year: 3 optional courses + master thesis + internship

staff: 4 teachers + teaching assistants

timing: 4 courses extend over the whole year
4 are project-based and last 1 period
  ( 1/2 week + part of 4 weeks at home )

benefits of Presence time:
the formula: Students can work half-time in other locations
During presence time we can "catch up"
Some teaching works better in the classroom
Student projects can be launched and debriefed during presence
Some technical problems are better discussed face-to-face

Distance time:

  1. STAF first year courses (rough translation from french)

STAF-11: Learning theories and educational applications

STAF-12: Man-machine interaction and interactive programming

STAF-13: Image, sound and communication in multimedia software

STAF-14: Technical basis of information and communication systems

STAF-15: Hyperdocuments and educational help systems

STAF-16: Educational Software development

STAF-17: Distance Education

STAF-18: Teaching and learning in a virtual environment

Wide range: psychology, education, multimedia, ergonomics, semiotics, ...

My talk is slightly incestuous