Web Conferencing as a Pedagogical Tool: Results from a Brazilian Experience

Francisco Vieira Garonce (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil) and Gilberto Lacerda dos Santos (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 382
EISBN13: 9781466625945|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1933-3.ch017
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Web conferencing is videoconferencing using Internet connections. When it is applied in educational environments, it enables a new paradigm for teaching through a face-connected classroom. This chapter presents results from a Brazilian study at the University of Brasilia (UnB), where Web conferencing is being used as the primary teaching tool in an academic master´s degree course. The research focus is the transposition of the teachers’ roles from traditional to a face-connected virtual classroom. Special attention is given to Web conferencing as an implementer for teaching and learning in collaborative communities.
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