Meaningful Learning and Effectiveness in Virtual Learning Spaces

  • Ana L. S. Lopes
  • Marili M. S. Vieira

Abstract

Contemporary educational practices impose challenges and necessary changes in teaching and learning processes in which cyberspace and virtual contexts become places of learning. Affection, emotion, perception, and imagination compose the construction of meaningful adult knowledge. Such theoretical assumptions become fundamental for teaching and learning processes in virtual contexts in the online or distance modality. We adopted a qualitative analysis of the data of the postings in the forums and individual records of the students of the Course Methods of Studies for Distance Learning. The affectivity in virtual environments is a resource of great relevance to enhance the processes of teaching and learning. The study revealed that affectivity occurs to the extent that the student’s needs are met, and he can construct knowledge in a meaningful and conscious way.
Published
Dec 29, 2018
How to Cite
LOPES, Ana L. S.; VIEIRA, Marili M. S.. Meaningful Learning and Effectiveness in Virtual Learning Spaces. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 96-103, dec. 2018. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/3986>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejed.v1i3.p96-103.