One of the emergent fields in which ICT can offer new opportunities are the services of Orientation for Prospective University Students. By means of web communication and technological platforms, it is now possible to make available many traditional and/or new services to people that are interested in following an academic course. In the UniSOFIA project for the introduction of e-learning in universities and schools with the aim of fighting the high rate of dropping out of school an integrated environment has been set up which includes a website and two educational platforms (implementing the Moodle LCMS): the first platform is designed to allow prospective university students to test their own expectations and competences; the second platform is an open environment in which registered users can find multimedia materials created by professors and experts in disciplines related to general competences that are required by the most part of academic courses (e.g. logic, language, communication, citizenship, etc.) and to some more specific topics (e.g. history of figurative art, epistemology, etc.) that are instead oriented to the three degree online programs delivered by the UniSOFIA project (i.e. Communication Studies, Administration Sciences, Architectural Sciences). Given the large audience of this project, the main limit of the part of the UniSOFIA project related to orientation services is the lack of interaction with mentors and tutors. A viable solution to this problem is, on the one hand, promoting the creation of communities by involving teachers and students of high schools from years before the last one and, on the other hand, disseminating information from universities to high schools through web conferencing, video of lessons, and information exchange with university students. The creation of such communities is expected to be one of the most important outcomes of the UniSOFIA project.
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|Titolo:||AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR ONLINE ORIENTATION SERVICES: A HIGH TECH BRIDGE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Tipologia:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|