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Pages: 4523-4527
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1069

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE FUTURE OF THE CLASSROOM IS E-LEARNING? THE BRAZILIAN CASE

D. Tria Cusciano1, M. Laruccia2

1Fundacentro/Funenseg (BRAZIL)
2Fundacentro/PUC-SP (BRAZIL)
This paper aims to synthesize the e-learning evolution in Brazil, showing benefits and critics pointed by the literature and the evolution of e-learning courses in the last five years, using for that data from the Brazilian Ministry of Education.

The methodology used was the systematic review of the literature included in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo) basis, from 2011-2015, using e-learning as a keyword for research.

Educational Institutions in Brazil are currently seeking to make distance education the principle vehicle to offer to a public exponentially expanded, the solidity of knowledge virtually identical to that which characterizes the regular educational institutions

The result of e-learning is an education without barriers (geographically or physical) that allows students to make higher education - undergraduate, masters and doctorates - anywhere in the world. The physical and logistical constraints that previously bound the teaching to the narrow confines of the classroom disappear as if by enchantment, sprayed by the clicks and links in information technology. Traditional notions of time and space in the context of education are radically destabilized without ceremonies in the process of creating a global classroom.

In Brazil, the expansion of the phenomenon doesn´t impress less. The number of students studying and professors who teach in distance education draws attention even in traditional areas that are used to classical methods and spaces of learning.

Motivational, renowned faculty and consecrated authors integrate and interact perfectly in virtual spaces, reducing the need for a physical presence at an accelerated pace, seeing that the logical consequence of the overlapping of the modern mode of understanding the teaching of new information technologies.

The speed of dissemination of this strategy to present traditional content in new media is dizzying. The tablet that frames the students face suggests the modernity of technology, but the obsessive repetition of the idea of the same (same teachers, same class, same diploma) is reassuring in its indication that nothing substantial has changed.

There are many good reasons to celebrate the expansion of the e-learning and the important social and educational gains that he allows. The virtual environment allows, for example, to multiply exponentially, at a relatively low cost, the number of students who can benefit from the classes.It is worth remembering that this democratic expansion of public not only by the extent of the geographical area within reach of the University, but also by the customization that allows the virtual world.

Listing gains doesn´t mean ignore risks, and there are many of them connected to e-learning, as indeed any educational project mode.

The indiscriminate mass of content could threaten the diversity of ideas, easy access to virtual information can harm the ability of research, the dissemination of courses from hegemonic countries economically and technologically can lead to ideological pasteurization and the naturalization of dominant forms of thought, reason why this paper will synthesize the arguments presented by the papers included in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo) basis, from 2011-2015, involving the e-learning and the future of the classroom.
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D. Tria Cusciano, M. Laruccia (2017) THE FUTURE OF THE CLASSROOM IS E-LEARNING? THE BRAZILIAN CASE, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 4523-4527.
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