An e-learning platform for audio and video learning materials
- School for Elementary and Secondary Education - Milan Petrovic
- Country of Implementation
- Central and Eastern Europe
- First published
“I can learn at my own pace; I can go back and forth through lessons and I never get a bad mark ... I just learn anytime, anywhere.” Nikola, Project Participant, age 17
Article three of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands the full and effective participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society; that they not be excluded from the general education system; and that they can get access to an inclusive, quality, and free primary and secondary education.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
The e-learning platform, which through the use of Windows accessibility settings is fully accessible for all, offers the possibility to learn about such key subjects as the Serbian language, mathematics, and science. Platform content is divided into various lessons so that each child is able to find the appropriate content regardless of his/her age. Content is offered in a variety of audio and video materials, according to the national curriculum for primary and secondary schools, and is available in Serbian (in the Cyrillic alphabet). The tests that are offered to examine ones knowledge are designed to promote learning and are not meant for grading. The portal can also be used offline via a school Intranet. The portal is disseminated via informing teachers and other specialists during seminars and lectures in Serbia and the surrounding region; leaflets were published and distributed to various stakeholders; and the project was presented at education fairs in Serbia. After completion of a unit, each student fills out an evaluation form, which is then read by the administrators of the platform. Changes are continually being made to improve the way the platform meets the needs of children with disabilities. The platform is financed by the city of Novi Sad.
Funding, Outlook and Transferability
Because the platform is available as an online source and was developed using Moodle as a basis, the project can be easily accessed and replicated and its content used worldwide simply through the process of translation. The project team wants to increase the number of participants, and therefore continues to promote the platform. Going forward, the team will also further expand the platform content.