F.A.D. - Distance education

Ideas for Professional Training

Distance learning (FAD) is a reality in the field of learning and education in general, and is now a real revolution. In the United States, the distance education market has reached 2 billion dollars. In Europe, businesses form about 1,200,000 students at a distance.

From a first generation FAD, the one created by correspondence, which was followed by a second generation (television and multimedia), today we have reached the third generation, which operates above all through the Internet, providing expertise, the birth of new professionals, creation extensive meeting places for the exchange of ideas, suggestions, evaluations with anyone, anywhere and whenever you want.

Furthermore, the idea that training at a distance thanks to the Internet is fundamental to the acquisition of the skills necessary to operate in the new econony is now widespread. Not to mention the fact that the diffusion of WEB technologies and the availability of efficient communication infrastructures, both terrestrial and satellite, at accessible costs, represents a major facilitator for the management of training processes.

It is worth remembering that with distance learning the criteria of formative planning are no longer anchored, exclusively, to the principles of closure, of analyticity, of objectivity but to those of openness, of globality, of subjectivity (inter-subjectivity) for the benefit of a form of knowledge that is no longer static but dynamic, which is enriched on the basis of feedback from the participants and updates on what is continuously available on the Internet.

Here then emerge an innovative scenario in which to do and manage the training is characterized as the possibility of learning together even if distant in place and time, in a relationship between the protagonists of training (tutors, teachers, students) no longer monodirectional (a center that governs and a periphery that incorporates) but dynamic, equal and therefore ideal for sharing knowledge.

Ideas Together means the FAD not in a substitutive but integrative way. In this way, he wants to grasp his maximum opportunity, that is to extend the relationship between learners beyond the classroom, but also to stimulate innovative learning dynamics such as the re-elaboration of knowledge through comparison with and between learners themselves.

The approach to integrated training is also confirmed by the fact that Idee Insieme has a team dedicated to FAD that, in addition to maintaining the platform, to update it and protect it from a possible techno-methodological obsolescence, provides support services to the -learning: help desk, mentoring, tutoring, teaching secretariat, counseling and training. Just as the team produces and distributes (catalogs) highly innovative multimedia contents (WBT) that are particularly effective for educational use.