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  • Name

    Arnaldo Santos
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Affiliated Researcher
  • Since

    01st June 2017
Publications

2016

A Bot Spooler Architecture to Integrate Virtual Worlds with E-learning Management Systems for Corporate Training

Authors
Morgado, L; Paredes, H; Fonseca, B; Martins, P; Almeida, A; Vilela, A; Peixinho, F; Santos, A;

Publication
JOURNAL OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER SCIENCE

Abstract
Joining efforts of academic and corporate teams, we developed an integration architecture - MULTIS - that enables corporate e-learning managers to use a Learning Management System (LMS) for management of educational activities in virtual worlds. This architecture was then implemented for the Formare LMS. In this paper we present this architecture and concretizations of its implementation for the Second Life Grid/OpenSimulator virtual world platforms. Current systems are focused on activities managed by individual trainers, rather than groups of trainers and large numbers of trainees: they focus on providing the LMS with information about educational activities taking place in a virtual world and/or being able to access within the virtual world some of the information stored in the LMS, and disregard the streamlining of activity setup and data collection in multi-trainer contexts, among other administrative issues. This architecture aims to overcome the limitations of existing systems for organizational management of corporate e-learning activities.

2015

Lifelong learning through digital storytelling in corporate training

Authors
Hack, JR; Ramos, F; Pinto Santos, AMP; Moreira, LD;

Publication
REVISTA COMPLUTENSE DE EDUCACION

Abstract
In this paper we discuss collaborative learning strategies based on the use of digital stories in corporate training and lifelong learning. The text starts with a concise review on theoretical and technical foundations about the use of digital technologies in collaborative strategies in lifelong learning. We will also discuss if the corporate training may be improved by the use of individual audio-visual experience in learning process. Careful planning, scripting and production of audio-visual digital stories can help in the construction of collaborative learning spaces in which adults are in the context of vocational training throughout life. Our analysis concludes emphasizing on the need to experience the routing performance of digital stories in the context of corporate training, following the reference levels mentioned here, so we can have in a future more theoretical and empirical elements for the validation and conceptualization in the use of digital stories in the context of corporate training. Ultimately we believe that lifelong learning can be improved with the use of strategies that promote the production of personal audio-visual for those involved in teaching and learning process in organizational context.