TRAINING TRAINERS IN THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES WITHIN A VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Shih, P.C., Caballero, A., Muoz, L. and Snchez, F., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
The widespread use of Internet in the work context is determining the type of skills that professionals currently being trained in universities will require in the future. The introduction of Internet has led to an increase in distance learning, and has changed the teaching methods and technologies used in training. As a consequence of this, in the organisational context, trainers must be experts in the design, implementation and evaluation of training projects, as well as being capable of using new technologies for developing training processes to create new learning environments in which e-mail, chats, forums, etc. are incorporated into the learning process, in order to complement face-to-face training. Participants in this study were 121 university students on a face-to-face course for trainers. Prior to beginning their web-based environment learning, participants filled out a questionnaire designed to assess their computer literacy level. Results show that participants attained a high level of satisfaction with the web- based experience, rating it as motivating and highly effective for training personnel trainers to implement projects based on Internet.