O papel da educação online na formação de adultos: o caso da Universidade Aberta

Glória Bastos, Universidade Aberta, Rosa Maria Sequeira, Daniela Melaré Vieira Barros, Universidade Aberta, Universidade Aberta
2019 Revista Lusófona de Educação  
According to documents from international organizations (UNESCO, OECD, EU), distance education and online learning can best respond to the challenges of European cooperation strategies for training and the objectives set for Member States in this area. This article examines some of these more recent documents and explores the role of distance learning (especially at tertiary level) in adult and lifelong learning as a central contribution in terms of inclusion and personal and professional
more » ... professional enhancement of citizens. In the face of European reference frameworks such as entrepreneurship and digital skills, we believe that online learning is indeed the most appropriate answer. We also refer to the unique role that Universidade Aberta (UAb, Portuguese Open University) plays in the Portuguese higher education landscape, as a public institution created specifically to act in the context of distance education, and we analyze some of the ways in which UAb has responded to the challenges it has been facing, considering the specificity of the student profile and the need to create strategies properly to its important social function.
doi:10.24140/issn.1645-7250.rle45.06 fatcat:d7vgasz7kzfi3dstwvb2y6ielq