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Facilitate access to E-knowledge for adult people in rural areas


Candel Torres, Ignacio (Ed.) ; International Association of Technology, Education and Development -IATED-:
ICERI 2011, 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Proceedings. CD-ROM : 14th - 16th of November 2011, Madrid, Spain
Valencia: IATED, 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERi) <4, 2011, Madrid>
Fraunhofer IGD ()
E-Learning; Portal; lifelong learning; user-centered design; adult learning

Today's society especially in the western world is marked by life-long learning, because of an increasing technology development primary in Information Communication Technologies and because of an increasing need of up-to-date experts. In contrast to urban regions, the education in rural areas often is only possible virtually. Therefore, a various number of e-Learning Systems exist, that are oftentimes hard to use especially for less computer experienced users. For providing a facilitated access to e-Knowledge in such e-Learning Systems this paper describes an approach for developing an easy usable and understandable portal that furthermore aims to achieve a positive emotional feeling. These emotional aspects, subsumed in user experience, are a necessary factor if the user should be motivated and supported during his learning process.