Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias
versión On-line ISSN 1850-6666
TRUJILLO VARGAS, John Antonio y SANMARTI, Neus. The characteristics of the activity generated in a forum type informatics setting. Rev. electrón. investig. educ. cienc. [online]. 2009, n.esp, pp. 34-39. ISSN 1850-6666.
This research (Trujillo, 2004) analyses situations of exchange of arguments, questions, synthesis and other types of contribution within an instrument that has a "forum" type design used in a partial distance / partial face-to-face course on Bioclimatic Architecture. The objective was to identify and understand didactic aspects that should be used in a forum type technological mediation so that a group of students could interact with the purpose of constructing a significant knowledge with respect to a learning object. The results showed that at the beginning of the forum, the questions asked were essentially of an explorative nature in order to determine what the exact objective was. By the end more historical feedback was being received and there was more verification and relating of the different interventions. Interventions on regulation predominated, mainly between teacher and students, and to a much lesser extent between the students themselves. It was also shown that the processes of student interaction were very teacher-orientated and essentially tended to respond to the proposals guided by the teacher intervention. However, there were plenty of contributions that were indirectly stimulated by the other interventions.
Palabras clave : New pedagogical approaches; Implementation and systems for the innovative use of technology in higher education; Virtual forums; The theory of activity; The social construction of knowledge; Processes of interaction in processes of teaching/learning.