Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Adult Education Using the Moodle E-Learning Platform: The Role of the Trainer
Evgenia Pavlakou, Konstantinos Kalachanis

Distance learning is characterized by the use of technological tools that substitute for the physical presence of either the trainer or trainee and is also widely used in the field of adult education. The main feature of distance learning programs is the use of an asynchronous platform system (Moodle), which promotes learner's critical thinking and creativity by linking learning to practice, reflection, case study and exploration. The trainer, for his part, designs e-courses with the capabilities of using educational material such as videos, presentations, images, etc. In addition, the use of an online platform (Moodle) promotes learner's individualized learning pathway, as well as the ability of participants to interact, principles that are compatible with the critical thinking that governs the principles of adult education.

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