|Title||Design and architecture of an online system for Vocational Education and Training|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E|
|Conference Name||10th International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL 2007), Villach, Austria|
|Date Published||26 - 28 September|
E-learning and tele-training have been evolved over time from a newborn trend for complementing the learning process to a major form of education and training for supporting mainly geographically scattered users. Learning and training, can be applied to a wide variety of fields and areas, each of which is accompanied by some special characteristics related to the field of learning/training, to the tools needed for the realization of the training process as well as to the familiarization of the target audience to the selected technologies. Basic aim of this paper is the description of a platform for open and distance training, which is mainly focused at supporting the needs of Vocational Training Centres as well as of institutions providing life-long adult training and learning. In particular, the issues that this paper focuses on are vocational education and training characteristics and requirements while it also proposes basic vocational training services and the system architecture of the integrated platform.