Mastering Of Hypermedia Resources By Virtual Learning Communities: Possibilities And Constraints For Interaction, Communication And Construction Of Network Knowledge.

  • Carla Lopes Rodrigues Projeto Reage
  • José Armando Valente UNICAMP
Keywords: Virtual learning community, Digital proficiency, Social network, Hypermedia interaction, ICT, comunidade virtual de aprendizagem, apropriação digital, rede social, interação hipermidiática, TIC

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the procedures and some of the results from the investigation on the use of hypermedia resources for the construction of network knowledge. These resources, available in a distance learning support environment, are used for the process of interaction and production of knowledge through a virtual learning community (VLC) under formation. This VLC aims at providing a collaborative environment equipped with multimedia resources focused on information, communication and continuing education for community health agents[1], as well as nurses, physicians, teachers and other people who work in public establishments which offer access to Information and Communication Technologies in the city of Pedreira in the countryside of São Paulo. In this context, collaborative learning situations are shaped where users/learners master procedures, strategies and multimedia resources available and make “products” using audiovisual aids.  The “products” are presented, discussed and revised by the group to be later distributed to and shared with the relevant community. Based on such activities, it was possible to understand that the use of audiovisual aids in virtual learning environments (i.e., tools which enable different forms of expression and the establishment of the distance communication among people on the Web through the joint use of visual and sound components) are able to boost the learning process by overcoming the training constraints typically found in traditional models and thus expanding the range of possibilities for the construction of knowledge.

[1] In Brazil, a community health agent is a lay health care worker who is not certified to practice medicine or nursing, but has the primary task of gathering information on the health status of a small community by means of a close relationship with it.

[pt]Este artigo tem como objetivo apresentar e discutir ideias, métodos, procedimentos e resultados relacionados à investigação sobre a utilização de recursos hipermidiáticos para a construção de conhecimentos em rede. Estes recursos, disponíveis em um ambiente de suporte de educação a distância são utilizados para o processo de interação e produção de conhecimentos por uma comunidade virtual de aprendizagem (CVA) em formação. Esta CVA pretende ser um espaço colaborativo, com recursos multimídia, voltada para a informação, comunicação e formação continuada de agentes comunitários de saúde, enfermeiros, médicos, professores e demais pessoas vinculadas aos espaços públicos de acesso as tecnologias de informação e comunicação do município de Pedreira-SP.

Published
2011-06-11
How to Cite
Rodrigues, C., & Valente, J. (2011). Mastering Of Hypermedia Resources By Virtual Learning Communities: Possibilities And Constraints For Interaction, Communication And Construction Of Network Knowledge. The Journal of Community Informatics, 7(1-2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/667