Vision for the Engagement of the e-Facilitator in School in the Inspiring Science Education Environment
Keywords:technology-based learning, e-learning tools, TPACK model, learning styles, e-facilitator
AbstractThe Inspiring Science Education project is all about elaborating a learning
environment using an inquiry based learning (IBL) approach.
The Inspiring Science Education portal as a main part of the environment
is the place where a registered user can find (create) eLearning Tools and
digital educational resources, which can be used in class and as a place to
connect with like-minded teachers and schools around Europe to share experiences
and collaborate on projects. On the other hand, starting from 2009 in various EU
countries, including Bulgaria, research was done to describe and categorize
the professional profile of the e-facilitator, carrier of the mission to overcome
digital divide between the generations, through implementing ICT knowledge.
Our team worked on the requirements and explored the need for an e-facilitator in
school as a major ICT expert and consultant, who empowers access to the electronic
services in the e-education space, facilitates links with virtual libraries,
acts as initiator and architect of social communication by forming communities
involving all participants in the learning process—students, teachers, parents,
This paper expresses the author’s projection of the roles and functionalities of the
e-facilitator in school in the Inspiring Science Education environment.
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