Mobilidade e educação a distância: utilização de materiais audiovisuais para telas de baixa resolução
Oliveira, Alberto Geraissate Paranhos de
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This research is a case study about educational audiovisual materials produced specifically for low resolution screens devices, such as notebooks and netbooks, cell phones, MP4 players and similar, among others. A series of videos with this specification was produced and applied at a Musical Education class at UAB-UFSCar, Brazil. We conducted two surveys with students to evaluate the use of these videos. The first chapter presents a background about the emergence and spread of m-learning, which can be linked to broader changes in contemporary societies with the improvement and dissemination of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in what may be termed Digital Nomadism within the Information Age. We also present a discussion of guidelines adopted in distance education and the concept of educational technology. The second chapter presents the case study itself: the design, production, use and evaluation of a series of educational videos about music education, the Maximinivídeos. We also present the processes of pre-production, production and post-production of these videos, as well as an evaluation of its use in a distance education undergraduate course. In Chapter 3, we present the conceptual definitions and research procedures used in this work. It s an exploratory and descriptive research with a mainly quantitative approach of the data collected and which uses the case study strategy. The research also presents some conceptual and methodological affinity with Action Research and Middle-Level research methods and concepts. Finally, Chapter 4 presents conclusions about this research study, relating the concepts discussed in the literature review with the practice performed and the data collected, analyzed and organized. It is concluded that students are mostly receptive to mobile educational materials' incorporation. Those who still do not have such devices and/or who are not familiar with this kind of technology desire to explore this new universe. It is also noted that, although enthusiasts, students still prefer larger screen devices to watch and interact with educational materials. Lastly, discussions on mobility, education and audiovisual production, as well as notes for future research on the topics mentioned are also presented.