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There is currently a wide range of tools for teaching and learning on the web. Educational institutions are increasingly using learning environments such as Moodle and social networks like Facebook as part of their training initiatives. Similarly, the number of web 2.0 tools for use in teaching and learning is also on the rise – wikis, blogs, Google apps or videoconferencing tools are obvious examples. The problem is that, despite the fact that they are already available on the web, they are widely spread and it is often hard to find, select and use the best tools.

 

 

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There is currently a wide range of tools for teaching and learning on the web. Educational institutions are increasingly using learning environments such as Moodle and social networks like Facebook as part of their training initiatives. Similarly, the number of web 2.0 tools for use in teaching and learning is also on the rise – wikis, blogs, Google apps or videoconferencing tools are obvious examples. The problem is that, despite the fact that they are already available on the web, they are widely spread and it is often hard to find, select and use the best tools.

Funded by the former Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation – now State Office of Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness – the Learning Apps project aims to create a place where teachers and institutions can easily find and build, with just one click, their own web-based learning environment. Thus, they will be able to choose which platform best meets their teaching needs (Moodle, Sakai, Facebook and others) and the specific tools for each subject (blogs, wikis, chats, forums, video/audio conferencing, etc.). The environment will also offer the possibility of registering new tools, rating those already available and adding information, such as user manuals, practical case studies, strategies or contexts of use.

 

Learning Apps is funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation Spanish. They participate in a consortium of universities and companies following:

Companies

  • Tecsidel
  • OpenTrends
  • ePractica

 

Universidades

 

  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • Universidad Francisco Vitoria (UFV)