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A Tool for the Effective Use of Forum in Collaborative Processes: Towards New "Circles of Culture"?

A Tool for the Effective Use of Forum in Collaborative Processes: Towards New "Circles of Culture"?
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Author(s): Fernando Lincoln Mattos (University of Fortaleza, Brazil), Elizabeth S. Furtado (University of Fortaleza, Brazil), Daniel William Tavares Rodrigues (University of Fortaleza, Brazil) and Márcio Maia Silva (University of Fortaleza, Brazil)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch108
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

This article describes the experience of a didactics course for university teachers which attempted to generate learning materials useful for the learning process. Such materials originated from the human interaction occurring within a forum of online discussion in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The rather promising results point towards new possibilities of learning in collaborative interactive processes, taking into account aspects that influence the interactions, such as culture, power, and teacher identity.

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