The Future began yesterday. In June 2015, António Augusto Fernandes, CEO of DLC, presented for the first time to the scientific community, during the National Symposium hosted in the ISCTE – IUL, the TRIAL System; a contemporary model of Professional Training and Education that, through Industry 4.0, will replace the DUAL system, created in the 1960s.
The first publication about the scientific foundation of the TRIAL system appeared in the book “The Future Within Our Reach” (collective work), published by the Portuguese Catholic University in 2017, to honour Roberto Carneiro.
Today, the TRIAL System has evolved, embodied in the research performed by DLC. It has matured with reflection and practical application, which is the same as saying: it is in the conditions of being implemented in the most diverse entities, so as to be able to start a path of success, just like the methodologies that gave rise to it: DUAL System and eLearning. Hence, it is already a registered trademark in the INPI and also has a logo:
To know more about this system, you may consult the book “The Future Within Our Reach”
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DLC is, in the field of research and development regarding Professional Training and Education, the company that, in Portugal, invests the most in this area. For example, in 2000, DLC was the first business in Portugal, and second on the global scale, to teach an eLearning course in Cardiology, whilst also developing NetForma, a Portuguese platform that possessed functionalities in the sphere of Artifical Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence (1999). In addition to having created one of the most evolved systems of online evaluation for the IEFP in 2011, DLC created, in 2019, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, the first eLearning course in the world with an integrated methodology: multimedia, interactive and responsive, aimed at teaching Portuguese to speakers of other languages.