Our organization has developed and operates an Integrated Tele-training system (e-dimitra), which is supported by specialized computer scientists, trainers and technicians. This system has been developed based on the philosophy of constructive learning through social interaction, focuses on learning through social interaction of participants in conjunction with having access to specially designed and structured educational eLearning material. The role of the trainer is to provide not only a body of knowledge and skills but also guidance in an educational experience. The instructor’s coordination of the training activities and discussions aims to help learners to achieve their learning goals.
The education platform is an integrated environment of contemporary e-learning reducing the cost of transportation and providing all aspects of the conventional method, utilizing technologies that allow – images, audio and presentations in addition to the coursework – the active participation of learners in the learning process.
ΕIn addition, it was designed in order to achieve a comprehensive training process, which is close to the positive aspects of traditional education, maintaining the characteristics of the autonomy of the trainees and flexibility in relation to time and learning pace. For this reason, it provides the trainees with high quality interactive digital educational materials, integrated interactive tools, while it reviews and monitors their progress.
Additionally, the system supports communication between the trainees and trainers, constituting a collaborative learning experience. The participants communicate in a “synchronous” (on line chat) and “asynchronous” (forum, e-mail & mailing lists, personal messages) way, creating a modern electronic educational community, which is an ideal starting point for cooperation and further training