Efront has been around for quite some time (almost 12 years, actually!). During this time, we’ve witnessed the rise (and, occasionally, fall) of many great technologies, libraries and trends, several of which we had embraced ourselves. Time has come for some change though.
In the advanced stage of the information society in which we live in, education and skills acquisition have become more important than ever. The increasing demand for highly skilled professionals and for the constant re-education of the workforce has made learning tools and knowledge acquisition technologies part of the essential infrastructure for shaping the future.
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), especially, have been the first wave of this learning tools evolution, offering a cost-effective and accessible path to education for the masses. Still, MOOCs are far from being the ultimate solution to cover all current and future learning needs.
The “Beyond MOOCs: The Future of Learning on the Future Internet” session of the Future Internet Assembly (Thursday 20 March, 09:00-11:00) focuses on the latest trends and developments on the e-learning front. Our CEO and co-founder Dimitris Tsigos, will be presenting Epignosis’ tools support community and our personalised learning innovations based on the concept of “collective knowledge”
As we approach the release date of eFrontPro’s public beta we feel it’s time to discuss what should be expected.
eFrontPro (originally code-named eFront4) is a huge step forward on a number of fronts. It combines the depth of eFront with a new fluid interface, reworked internals and support for blended learning. At the same time, eFrontPro maintains a familiar tone.
This is the first of a series of articles in which we will be analyzing the following features of eFront: