[Monografía] Technologies for Distance Education and the Development of Technological Competence: a Case Study in an Institution of Higher Education
Autores: Rachel Neves Dias Francisco & Dimária Silva E Meirelles
The introduction of new technologies to the educational process, especially virtual learning systems used through the web, is enabling Distance Learning (DL) to become more interactive, bringing a new way of thinking and analyzing and continuously improving the quality of education. This study aims to understand the development of technological competence in DL from the perspective of technology as a practice (Orlikowski, 2000, 2007) and of competence as a practice (Sandberg, 2000; Orlikowski, 2002). It is assumed that the development of technological competence in DL is a recurring and iterative process, in which competence is developed through interaction between agents and artifacts.