The XVIth edition of the National Conference on Virtual Learning (CNIV) celebrating the 1918 Great Union Centenary was organized at the University of Bucharest, in partnership with the„1 Decembrie 1918” University from Alba Iulia, on the 26th-27th of October 2018.
The special session “16 years of CNIV – Digital tools to assist teachers, students and pupils in teaching/learning and training” was hosted in the Aula Magna of the „1 Decembrie 1918” University from Alba Iulia, on Friday, the 26th of October 2018, at 14:30. Some of the second day’s highlights include the unveiling of research results within Section C (Projects and applications) – Educational software in preacademic education. Professors and pupils from all over the country presented their 2017 results, including that, in preacademic education, professors are continually concerned with improving teaching and learning processes. New learning and proficiency projects were also announced, during the second day, 27th of October 2018.
Also, participants to the CNIV 2018 from Alba Iulia attended for the first time the presentation of the 2.0 generation digital manuals editing software product. PhD. Conf. Nicolae Balmuș from the „Ion Creangă” State Pedagogic University of Kishinev delivered a presentation introducing the 2.0 generation digital manuals editing software product.
The event focused on implementing and promoting a new concept to achieve interactive digital manuals (MDI), through customization by end user (professor or pupil), of interactive and static contents included into the pdf. printed manual. It is not required for the user (professor or pupil), completing the customization, to have advanced programming knowledge. The PDF format of printed manual is used to generate the background. The software product allows the inclusion of some different kinds of digital resources: audio, video, pictures, documents (doc, pdf, ppt etc.), own built tests that are completed with different specialized software (HotPotatoes, Testmoz etc.).