Education and training need to be completely integrated into the information society and it is imperative that the training centers have virtual platforms for managing courses and activities.
The Internet offers endless possibilities for interactive learning and protected, thus expanding the possibilities of distance education, leaving past problems in which students felt lost.
The virtual platforms have become a basic tool, not only in online education, but also in the classroom and as a work platform among teachers as it enables a way of communication between members of the educational community to which is owned and serves as a bank of specific resources, and how to work cooperatively or platform from which to raise learning activities that will make the classroom more than four walls.
These platforms are known to professionals as LMS (Learning Management Systems) but are more known as virtual classrooms or campus among students.
The LMS offers the student a closed, controlled environment in which assistance is needed from that normally lacked the former distance learning and allows the possibility of relationship with teachers and students making them feel as part of a group. Although also a virtual platform allows to develop the fundamental characteristics of online education such as flexibility, interactive and participatory nature, the personalization of learning and use of resources multimedia.com tool must meet minimum requirements if it is to have success:
- Must possess a friendly interface and clear
- You must have formative assessment tools that allow tracking of student
- Your access has to be simple and environment compatible with different browsers
- And, of course, their management must be agile
Network found a variety of generic platforms, the best known is Moodle, but more effective is to have its own platform because it provides a greater degree of freedom and adaptation to the institutional profile.
Masterd has in the Virtual Campus, an ideal platform to facilitate student learning, eliminating barriers of time and space, making any place in a classroom.