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ERIC Number: ED562115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Significant Changes in the Environment and in Teaching Methodology of an E-Learning Discipline to Avoid Dropouts in a Course at the Federal Institute
Oliveira, Gustavo Prado; Aarreniemi-Jokipelto, Päivi; Boaventura, Ricardo Soares
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (12th, Maynooth, Greater Dublin, Ireland, Oct 24-26, 2015)
The research is conducted in a public institute of education and technology to boost graduation especially with the help of an e-learning environment adopted. The Directory of E-learning Education from Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro coordinates all administrative and pedagogical aspects of 4,000 students registered in 11 e-learning courses, including federal government programs like e-Tec and Open University from Brazil (UAB--Universidade Aberta do Brasil). Although, e-learning has helped to solve students' mobility problems, there are remarkable problems in dropout rates of the virtual courses. The solution of the study aims to attenuate the dropout rates by adopting different learning methodologies, re-designing the learning environment and utilizing tools to support this new methodology. According to the hypothesis, the novel learning environment adopting a learner-centred approach, will give a voice for the students and give them an active role in their own learning process. Therefore, students' needs, abilities, interests and learning styles are used to determine classroom activities, and consequently it will help to reduce the dropout rates. [For the full proceedings, see ED562093.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil