The Learning Portal TM is the KED program’s collective and web-based source of wisdom.
Students can find most of the learning material on the portal: the courses, the content, objectives and criteria for every step, assignments, texts, pictures, links and tests. The Learning Portal is an important tool in personalized learning because the content of the Learning Portal provides a wide variety of choices and is accessible to students anywhere and anytime.
In the KED program we don´t need to divide tasks into schoolwork or homework. You have work to do, and you can get it done in school, at home or anywhere there is an internet connection. KED Schools have work stations all around the school where students can access the Learning Portal. Many of our schools also have a Wi-Fi network, so students can continue their work after and between lessons. Thus learning is not an activity limited to the premises of class room.
The web-based Learning Portal is the backbone of the KED Program concept. It contains all the best material, developed by all the best teachers, and is distributed around the network of schools participating. It is under continuous development and review as teachers contribute with new material and experiences. The Learning Portal enables teachers to spend less time preparing lessons, while still being able to use all the best material, and leaves more time to spend with their students. From an educational point of view, this way of working assures students, families, and society that what is learned is not solely a function of an individual teacher.
The Learning Portal for teachers
For teachers the portal is also our common knowledge management system. Each subject has its own community and pages. Here teachers collaborate and contribute, with their best presentations and lectures and with best practices. The forum is moderated by some of our most experienced subject experts. This is a way of sharing and enabling the learning process for teachers. Every minute saved for a teacher who doesn´t have to prepare a lesson that has already been developed by colleagues is a minute that could be spent on personal coaching instead of preparation. That is one of the reasons why it is possible for our schools to provide more personal coaching time with the same staff resources as a conventional school. The Learning Portal gives teachers a realistic opportunity to “meet” each student where they happen to be in terms of their current knowledge development.
The Learning Portal for families
The family can take part in their child´s learning through the portal as well, by following the student´s timetable and performance through the EDS.