International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)
ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJMECS Vol.5, No.12, Dec. 2013
A Collaborative Framework for Web based Vocational Education and Training (VET); Findings from a Case Study
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The growing need of trained human capital for economic empowerment and growth has increased the trend of vocational training through e-learning, worldwide. It serves as a major source of training professionals, technicians, skilled workers and students who are unable to carryout formal college education due to time, cost and distance. In this paper we have discussed several cases from literature that made use of e-learning based vocational education and training. Later we have proposed a collaborative framework for vocational education and training using e-learning on the basis of findings from the literature. The framework has been practically implemented in a real world case study and findings revealed that factors like student-student and student-teacher collaboration, individual assessment of students, availability of adequate support material aid in enhancing students' performance and learning outcomes.
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Irum Inayat, Rooh ul Amin, Zubaria Inayat, Khan Badshah,"A Collaborative Framework for Web based Vocational Education and Training (VET); Findings from a Case Study", IJMECS, vol.5, no.12, pp.54-60, 2013.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2013.12.08
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