Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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A New perspective to the Process of Education/Communication in the Era of Digital Technologies
Lucilene CURY, Paulo Cesar Sousa

Last modified: 10-05-2018


This paper aims to discuss the challenges of higher education regarding the relationship between the university and the individual in the era of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It proposes a new teaching-learning model that allows establishing an educational and transformative communication between university-student. Therefore, it is imperative to consider that technology by itself adds little to the construction of new knowledge and, in this sense, the university can wave towards the establishment of a new paradigm in the education-student relation. In order to justify this proposal, this paper will analyze how the course “Theory and Method of Research in Communication, taught in face-to-face format for the undergraduate students of the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, will be converted into a distance-learning course. This conversion will contribute with the formation of new researchers in the scientific field and consequently with the democratization of knowledge. As it can be observed, the mass use of the e-learning modality in Brazil presents itself as a potential tool for consolidating this new teaching-learning model, when associated with the communication process

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