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Author(s): Maria Pinto
Lígia Maria Ribeiro
Title: The U.Porto e-learning cafe: Learning Spaces and the Path of Self Education
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In the European Higher Education Area "learning" is a key word as well as individual responsibility and engagement with self education. Universities are facing demanding challenges mainly due to the rising of life-long-learning needs, to significant cuts on public budgets and to strong pressures to achieve increasing levels of excellence both in education and research. In a globalized society where information and communication technologies (ICT) play a major role, employers require that college graduates be excellent in communication and in the use of information, be able to think creatively, innovate, cooperate and compete across borders. At the University of Porto (U.Porto) we believe that the spatial configuration of learning spaces and the facilities and initiatives they accommodate may be rather important to provide effective environments for learning and mingling, motivating students to become more knowledgeable and equipped with the interdisciplinary and high level skills the 21st century society requires. In these contexts information technologies are important tools for creating and promoting innovative students environments.
Subject: Estudos sobre aprendizagem, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Learning studies, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Source: 2012 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2012
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Agência de Inovação, S.A./I&D em Consórcio/NORTE-01-0202-FEDER-5557/Interfaces e Estratégias para Redes de Conhecimento Transdisciplinar /Engenho e Arte
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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