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Redrawing the boundaries in online education through media literacy, OER, and web 2.0: An experience from Brazil
de Siqueira, Alexandra Bujokas · Rothberg, Danilo · Prata-Linhares, Martha Maria

PublishedMarch 2012
SeriesCollaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
Chapter 9, Pages 164-182
PublisherIGI Global
EditorsConnolly, Teresa · Okada, Alexandra · Peters, Scott

This chapter presents lessons learnt after reflecting on a distance learning course based on Web 2.0 tools, which was promoted in order to teach visual communication concepts to students on a teaching degree programme at a Federal University in Brazil (UFTM, Minas Gerais State). The authors assessed the potential of open learning to bring changes in education to the new generations of teachers, in pace with cultural transformations induced by the emergence of a digital culture. The course was structured in four modules: About visual language; Elements of visual communication; Design and style and Non-verbal text coding and decoding. The exercises in each one of the four modules mixed resources of a variety of sources, but all of them had in common the fact that they were open, free to use, and available to the general public. Results suggest that this is a productive approach to introduce new subjects into traditional curricula, but it forces educators to rethink established uses, particularly those related to assessment.

Keywords assessment · web 2.0 · teacher education · professional development

ISBNISBN13: 9781466603004, ISBN10: 1466603003, EISBN13: 9781466603011
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