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Pages: 7510-7513
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE USE OF VIDEOCONFERENCING FOR MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEFENSES

H. Oliveira Serra1, A. Bezerra Maia2, P.J. Alves de Andrade2, J. Serrão Amaral2, L. Bezerra Maia2, R. de Sousa Silva2, M. Alves Moraes Montes3

1Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal do Maranhão (BRAZIL)
2University of Maranhão (BRAZIL)
3Pythagoras University (BRAZIL)
Introduction:
The Center for Telehealth, University Hospital, Federal University of Maranhão acts on various fronts in the use of teleconferencing tools, among them, the defenses of dissertations and doctoral theses by video conferencing and web conferencing. Not being necessary, this way, the displacement of teachers from others Universities to compose the board of examiners.

Objective:
To verify the reduction of the cost regarding to spending on accommodations and tickets of teachers from others universities to take part of board of examiners.

Methods:
This is a descriptive study conducted at the Center for Telehealth at the Federal University of Maranhão. The cost of the tickets was defined as the arithmetic mean of the values practiced between promotional fares and full fares. The calculation of costs corresponding to the hosting was based on the value of a daily paid by the Federal University of Maranhão for a teacher with a PhD. Expenses for transportation, via mail, of the minutes of the defenses were calculated based on the table of the Brazilian Post Office according to the locality of each examiner.

Results:
There was a savings of R $ 20,134.42 (twenty thousand one hundred and thirty-four reais and forty-two cents). In the period studied was saved on average R $ 1,342.29 (one thousand, three hundred and twenty four reais and twenty nine cents) in each transmission.

Conclusion:
The Federal University of Maranhão saved resources to the purchase of airline tickets and per diem payments for shifting staff from other institutions for the composing of board of examiners.
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title = {ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE USE OF VIDEOCONFERENCING FOR MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEFENSES},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
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H. Oliveira Serra, A. Bezerra Maia, P.J. Alves de Andrade, J. Serrão Amaral, L. Bezerra Maia, R. de Sousa Silva, M. Alves Moraes Montes (2014) ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE USE OF VIDEOCONFERENCING FOR MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEFENSES, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 7510-7513.
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