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Translated title: Comunidade virtual de aprendizagem para professores de Biologia: avaliação da utilização e desafios Translated title: Virtual learning community for biology teachers: use evaluation and challenges

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Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires y el Núcleo de Investigación en Educación en Ciencias y Tecnología (NIECyT)

Comunidade virtual de aprendizagem, Construção do conhecimento, Participação, Colaboração, Ensino de biologia, Comunidad virtual de aprendizaje, Construcción del conocimiento, Participación, Colaboración, Enseñanza de la biología, Communauté virtuelle d'apprentissage, Construction de la connaissance, Participation, Collaboration, Enseignement de la biologie, Virtual Learning community, Knowledge construction, Participation, Collaboration, Biology teaching

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      Comunidad de aprendizaje virtual para profesores de biología

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      O estudo apresenta uma experiência de utilização ao longo de 3 anos de uma comunidade virtual para professores de Biologia. Analisamos a visualização e distribuição das participações em relação às ferramentas disponíveis para colaboração e compartilhamento, além de apresentarmos resultados sobre a construção do conhecimento biológico pelos professores. Observou-se grande diferença a favor do total de visualizações em relação as participações, o que parece ser fator comum e recorrente em comunidades virtuais de aprendizagem (CVAs) ao longo do tempo. Houve uma grande diversidade de temas discutidos relacionados ao ensino de biologia. Os participantes usaram mais ferramentas de colaboração do que de compartilhamento. A ferramenta mensagem, postadas em espaços de discussão pré-existentes, foi a preferencial. Foram criados 1021 diferentes espaços colaborativos, a maioria utilizando a ferramenta Fórum, porém menos 20% destas iniciativas tiveram sucesso em termos de participação. Dentre as discussões com participação, existem indícios da criação de uma comunidade de construção colaborativa do conhecimento, na medida que houve a colaboração e compartilhamento de conhecimento biológico com construção de significados compartilhados obtidos por interações entre grupos. Nas ferramentas de compartilhamento houve um total de 3402 participações, a maioria Fotos, representando a segunda ferramenta com maior percentual da participação (19,6%), seguida de Link e Vídeo, com respectivamente 15,1% e 4,2%. O estudo aponta que novas formas de organizar, direcionar e moderar o uso das ferramentas de uma CVA por seus membros devem ser estudadas e propostas para que a construção do conhecimento biológico aconteça de forma mais duradoura, espontânea e permanente.

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      Cette étude présente une expérience de 3 ans d'utilisation d'une communauté virtuelle dédiée aux enseignants em biologie. Nous avons analysé la visualisation et la distribution des participants em fonction des outils disponibles de collaboration et partage, outre la présentation de résultats relatifs à l'élaboration des connaissances en biologie développée par les enseignants. Le total de visualisations a amplement dépassé celui des participations, ce qui semble être un point commun et récurrent aux communautés virtuelles d'apprentissage au fil du temps. Le choix des thèmes discutés en ce qui concerne l'enseignement en biologie a fait preuve d'une grande diversité. Les participants ont utilisé un plus grand nombre d'outils de collaboration que de partage. L'outil message, employé dans des espaces de discussion préexistants, s'est montré l'outil préférentiel. Ont été créés 1021 différents espaces collaboratifs, la plupart d'entre eux recourant à l'outil Forum, mais moins de 20% de ces initiatives se sont montrées fructueuses en termes de participations. Parmi les discussions avec participation, ont été perçus des indices de création d'une communauté de construction collaborative des connaissances, aux vues de la collaboration et partage de connaissances en biologie avec élaboration de significations partagées résultant de l'interaction entre les groupes. En ce qui concerne les outils de partage, um total de 3402 participations a été observé, principalement des photographies, correspondant au second choix d'outil (19,6% des participations), suivies des liens et vidéos, représentant respectivement 15,1% et 4,2% des participations. Cette étude suggère que l'élaboration des connaissances en biologie de manière plus durable, spontanée et permanente nécessite que de nouvelles formes d'organiser, directioner et modérer l'usage des outils par les participants soient développées et proposées.

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      This paper aims to describe an experience of using a virtual community for biology teachers throughout a three-year period. We analyzed the visualization and distribution of the participations in the tools available for collaboration and sharing, as well as presenting results of the construction of biological knowledge by teachers. There was a large difference in favor of total visualizations in relation to participations, which seems to be a common and recurring factor in virtual learning communities (VLC) over time. There was a great diversity of topics discussed related to the biology content. Participants used more frequently collaboration tools than sharing tools. The Message tool, posted in pre-existing discussion spaces, was the preferred one. A total of 1021 different collaborative areas were created, most of which using the Forum tool, but fewer than 20% of those initiatives were successful in terms of participation. Among the discussions with participation, there is evidence of the creation of a collaborative construction of knowledge community, to the extent that there were collaboration and sharing of biological knowledge with the construction of shared meanings achieved through group interaction. In the sharing tools, there was a total of 3402 participations, most of them Photos, representing the second tool with the highest percentage of participation (19.6%), followed by Link and Video, with respectively 15.1% and 4.2%. The results of the study points out that new ways of organizing, guiding and moderating the use of VLC tools by its members should be further studied and implemented so that the construction of biological knowledge may takes place in a more lasting, spontaneous and permanent way.

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            Affiliations
            orgnameInstituto Oswaldo Cruz Brasil
            orgnameFundação Cecierj Brasil
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            Journal
            reiec
            Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias
            Rev. electrón. investig. educ. cienc.
            Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires y el Núcleo de Investigación en Educación en Ciencias y Tecnología (NIECyT) (Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina )
            1850-6666
            July 2017
            : 12
            : 1
            : 12-22
            S1850-66662017000100002

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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