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Guidelines for analisis intervention in virtual learning enviroments: rellevant dymensions and assessment tools

Main Researcher: Elena Barberà (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) & Teresa Mauri Majós (Universitat de Barcelona)

Research Team:
GRINTIE (Universitat de Barcelona): César Coll, Rosa Colomina, Javier Onrubia, María José Rochera, Inés de Gispert, Marc Lafuente, Rosa Mayordomo, Mila Naranjo, Ana Remesal, Teresa Segués

EDUS (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya): Toni Badia, Anna Espasa, Carles Sigalès

Financing source: Convocatoria de Proyectos 2002 de l'Internet Interdisciplinary Institut (IN3) de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Resolución de 17 de abril de 2002

Reference: NR2245

Start date: 2002
End date: 2003

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The main research goal is the elaboration and validation of analysis tools for the assessment of the quality of teaching and learning formal environments where different forms of non-face-to-face interaction take place by means of information and communication technologies (ICT). In order to reach this goal we proposed the following specific objectives:

- to ground, theoretically and methodologically, the elaboration of analysis tools for virtual teaching and learning environments, that contribute to its comprensión;
- to identify and characterise the relevant dimensions of analysis of the tools to be applied in the study of processes of knowledge construction in non-face-to-face teaching and learning formal environments;
- to elaborate these tools in agreement with the established dimensions being coherent with the initial theoretical framework;
- to validate the dimensions and tools improving them in agreement with the results of its pilot application in concrete case studies of processes of knowledge construction in formal educational environments.

The reserach design follows a case study methodology and aims at identifying, describing and understanding the forms that...(+)