The technological revolution and globalization make possible the existence of a new social-virtual space for human relationships and hence a new information and communication society, where education needs to be redefined in order to educate the future citizens properly. To perform this update of the educational system and adapt it to the new challenges, the virtualisation of education becomes an innovative and successful proposal, because it combines both distance training with new information technologies (IT) and the internet to make the learning processes easier. This virtual education will demand changes in the lecturers' role and profile and it will have important consequences not only in their initial training but also in their long-term training so that they are prepared to face the new educational demands successfully. Training regarding technology must be paid much more attention in the first stage of teacher training because it should go further than the classroom (where it woks as a teaching aid) becoming a subject of study and an integral part of the teaching/learning process in the third millennium.
|Keywords:||e-Learning, Teacher Training, Lecturers' Role|
Lecturer, Department of Evolutive and Educational Psychology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Lecturer, Department of Language and Literature Education, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
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