Forum In The Training Of Tutors - CEAD / UFU: An Overview Of The Profile Of
Candidates And Their Interaction Via “SNAPP”
The Presentation Forum In The Training Of Tutors - CEAD / UFU: An Overview Of The Profile Of Candidates And Their Interaction Via “SNAPP”
This study aims to trace the profile of candidates during their tutorials in distance learning courses at the Federal University at Uberlândia, Brazil. The profile is based on the information contained in the online fórum posts. It covers aspects from the questionnaire that are related to the course evaluation. It has an empirical and qualitative approach, i.e. where the data are evaluated using the candidates’ entries in the Virtual Learning Environment of the Teacher Training Course, which was offered by CEad/UFU in 2012. Data were gathered from the forum and from the candidates’ online behaviour, e.g. when interactions are required for completing forum activities. In order to analyze the forum interactions, we used software called SNAPP. We concluded that prior knowledge was needed in the selection and training process of those who work with DE.
Forum, teacher training, distance education