Learning Information Systems: Designing Education Programs Using Letrinhas
Célio Gonçalo Marques 1 2 3 * , António Manso 1, Ana Paula Ferreira 4, Felisbela Morgado 4, Marco Gaspar 1
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1 Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, PORTUGAL
2 Universidade de Lisboa, PORTUGAL
3 Universidade de Coimbra, PORTUGAL
4 Agrupamento de Escolas Artur Gonçalves, PORTUGAL
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The Letrinhas information system contributes to the improvement of students' reading literacy combining the potential of mobile devices and the specific needs of students and teachers. This information system has emerged within the framework of a partnership established between the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT) and the Artur Gonçalves Cluster of Schools, in Torres Novas, Portugal. After three years of the creation of the tool and its use in a real learning environment, the evaluation already carried out suggests a high degree of satisfaction on the part of teachers and students, as well as a very positive impact on improving the reading skills of the students involved in the project. The latest version of Letrinhas has new features which lead to the specific challenges and needs of the teachers in the above-mentioned cluster of schools. Being so, in addition to the evaluation and improvement of reading skills, the new version provides features that enable the creation of educational scenarios promoting learning environments that enhance, not only the autonomy of students, but also their motivation.


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, 2017 - Volume 2 Issue 1, Article No: 6

Publication date: 05 Jan 2017

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