Santos, Andreia and Okada, Alexandra
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This paper aims to present some of the new tendencies in Open Learning in the context of international online higher education. These tendencies work as a basis for a discussion of the role of e-learning in online higher education in Brazil. The use of open source technologies and the constant search for quality and innovative pedagogies in the teaching and learning process constitute a new trend in international distance education. The main concern nowadays seems to be with ‘quality’ and ‘widening participation’, which result in initiatives such as ‘Open Educational Resources’.
In Brazil, the creation of the Brazilian Open University (UAB) would appear to be consistent with these tendencies. The challenge now is to be able to set up a system that attends to national needs while being open to international tendencies. This paper aims to explore some of these issues, and also to present the most recent freeware technologies used for the purpose of enhancing open learning initiatives.
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|Keywords:||open learning; open content; distance education; online learning; open educational resources; Brazilian Open University|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Institute of Educational Technology
Knowledge Media Institute
|Depositing User:||Kay Dave|
|Date Deposited:||31 May 2011 13:24|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2016 02:49|
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