PROFNET is an e-learning project financed by the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme, and organised by the Bartók Béla High School in Timisoara, Romania in partnership with the Kis Bálint Elementary School in Vésztő, Hungary.
We designed and developed PROFNET, an e-learning platform which is aimed at uniting the teachers and students in the DKMT microregion. On this platform students can participate in a diverse selection of courses, share stories and match their knowledge against each other in online quizzes and competitions.
Named after the world-renowned composer, pianist and musicologist and founded in 1990, the Bartók Béla High School is one of the most prominent schools in Timișoara. It is the only school in town where the teaching language is Hungarian, making it central the pillar for culture and education in the region among the local Hungarian minority living here.
It as also the alma-mater for several of our team, making this an especially rewarding project to work on.
The main scope of the project was to design and create an e-learning software capable of running multiple courses and test, in multiple languages at the same time. It also serves as communication platform where news and stories can be shared.
Based on the Codeigniter framework, we created a fully custom e-learning solution. We handled all phases of the project from software architecture, to development and interface design.
On the frontend side we created a youthful but easy to navigate user interface, which is straightforward to use, even by the youngest students. Here they can get all the latest information, read new announcements and stories.
Once logged in, they can access all the courses and tests they've been assigned to. While reading courses, they can also browse all the attached content, such as images, videos and other training materials.
Participating in quizzes is also facilitated by having a constant overview of how many questions have been taken and how many remain, how much time remains until the test finishes and what the student's current score is.
The backend of the platform is reserved for teachers and administrators only. Here, all the frontend content can be administered and translated into multiple languages, users can be created, managed and assigned to different courses and quizzes.
Teachers can create and manage courses, which can consist of several lessons, all of which can include multimedia content. They can also create and manage quizzes, which can timed or not. They can choose from a wide range of question types, such as single choice, multiple choice, matching choices, numerical/equation, missing spaces, file upload or essay.
All incoming quizzes are automatically scored based on the question types and scoring rules, making it easy for the teachers to reward their student for their efforts.
PROFNET has been around since 2012, during which period around 200 students used our platform annually, throughout the year gaining new insight into different subjects, meeting other students and proving their knowledge against them in online quizzes.
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