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PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE COURSE IN DISTANCE MODE OFFERED BY THE BRAZILIAN OPEN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM: ANALYSIS VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF GOIAS

M. Zambeli, A. Feres

Universidade de Brasilia (BRAZIL)
Teacher education in Physical Education in Brazil in distance mode began in 2007 with the establishment of the Open University of Brazil in order to institutionalize a public policy in distance learning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the computer mediated communication in the forums of the Virtual Learning Environment used in Physical Education course in distance mode from the Federal University of Goiás – Brazil. It is assumed here that computer mediated communication should not be limited to technological aspects, but rather adequate to of pedagogical interaction. This research is featured as a descriptive and exploratory study that uses as empirical data the course's Political-Pedagogical Project and the forums of the following disciplines: Track and Field, Volleyball, Dance, Sport's Theory, Physical Education and Health. A protocol was developed to analyze indicators of computer mediated communication in the application of content analysis. Preliminary results indicates that in some disciplines (Example: Anatomy) forums are not used and has little contribution in other disciplines. Interaction and collaborative learning are more related to the tutor's level of intervention. In this sense it is important to focus on appropriate pedagogical mediation that stimulates dialogue, debates and thus strengthening interaction / interactivity and therefore collaborative learning. Important issues during the actions of teaching and learning in the computer are connected to the means of communication among the subjects in the training process. Thus, the purpose of qualifying the physical education teacher within the Political-Pedagogical Project desired profile can be achieved.