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Web Based Courses Production Automation

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.1141.1 - 6.1141.7

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wilson ruggiero

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regina silveira

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itana stiubiener

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I. Stiubiener, R.M. Silveira, W.V. Ruggiero LARC - Department of Electrical Engineering of Universidade de São Paulo Av.Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3 – 158, sala C1-46, 05508 900 SP, Brasil. itana, regina,

Index Terms - automation teaching learning process, online learning, multimedia, and Web applications.

Abstract: This work presents the process we implemented to develop our Web based courses using multimedia elements. We present the reasons we have decided to automate the production of our courses and present too a tool we developed to provide this automation.

1 – Introduction

Nowadays the challenges of teachers and educators are enormous on facing the new technologies and their applications on education. A new world is appearing when we talk about the education using networks technology, which creates a distance-learning environment. We must have a lot of attention in not transferring the current models to the Web but we have to research, create and develop a new model, a new paradigm to the distance-learning process.

In the learning process probably one of the most relevant aspects is the degree we manage to interact and maintain the student attention and concentration. If we consider that in this new environment we can not see and feel the reactions of our students, the problem of maintaining he/she attention becomes strongly bigger.

One possible solution to resolve this problem is the employ of multimedia elements in Web courses as an enriching and improving agents in this process. When we use elements such as video, audio, pictures, animations, etc in a logical disposition during the course we can induce he/she interest and attention and also induce he/she action of searching relevant information that is logical distributed among the course. In fact to produce a course using multimedia elements we have the same process of producing a theater script, when at each instant the scriptwriter must plan every elements that are appearing to the spectator.

When doing the analogy of writing a script being the same process of planing a Web based course we can see that is very difficult for a teacher to do a good course by himself because he is not prepared to this job.

A teacher is concerned in teaching the content of its course, which are the best strategies to transmit he/she knowledge, which are the best strategies to provoke student’s interest and how is the best way to evaluate he/she’s students. Another aspect is that the teacher is not prepared to do this in an efficient and high quality way, he/she looses a lot of time to achieve modest results.

ruggiero, W., & silveira, R., & stiubiener, I. (2001, June), Web Based Courses Production Automation Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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