Kriativ-tech Volume 1, Issue 7, April 2018, Pages: xxx Received: Dec. 28, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2020. Published: Jul. 30, 2020.


Ricardo Baptista, Assistant Professor at ISTEC - Porto



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Ricardo Baptista, Online course design: the crucial role of teachers in building online learning space DOI: 10.31112/kriativ-tech-2020-08-45


The e-learning courses are currently handy tools in education, reducing the distance between students and teachers, and providing better monitoring methods. The supported systems can play a particularly important role in programming courses, due to the need that students master new programming languages to code algorithms.Despite the relevance of technologies, teachers' role in this paradigm also stands out because they assume themselves as the link between the entire learning process. Rethinking the design of classroom courses for online courses brings new tasks for teachers who act as facilitators of both active and student-centred learning.In this article, we intend to highlight the structural presence of teachers in the construction of online spaces for learning experiences, with an algorithm proposal (step-by-step) to carry out the bi-weekly cycle to promote interaction between peers. In higher education, student involvement occurs in a motivating manner by developing short iteration cycles of teaching + autonomous learning + formative assessment. The teachers adopt a coaching approach, verifying each of the students or groups' evolution and promoting greater motivation for active learning, more suited to the spirit of Bologna.


Interaction, E-learning, online learning space, web programming teaching


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