In recent days, Sybil Knight, from the TEBAS academic network, spoke with Antonio dos Reis, who is an Economist, Master of Science in International Cooperation, Master of Science in Education in New Technologies, University Professor, Consultant in new teaching technologies and virtual learning environments and Coordinator of postgraduate courses in pedagogical and didactic skills and teacher trainer .
Specifically, Antonio dos Reis talks about the generations of e-learning. As an entry, it highlights that in 70 years a computer the size of a room (room computer) has evolved to small computers thousands of times better and with fantastic software, and that this evolution has not only been in technology, but also in methodological aspects. . In a century we have evolved to prove that the human being has multi-intelligence, that is, we can understand through all the senses. It fundamentally highlights interactivity and collaborative activities by pointing out that social aspects have changed greatly, and in two decades our students have completely altered their profile to become digital learners, multichannel learners, asking for more multimedia, more dependent on the web, superficial learners, lifelong learners, unmotivated and asking for more distance learning.
As part of the evolution of e-learning, Antonio dos Reis highlights three generations from the 90’s: the first step was to use the computers, the internet, the PDFs that are sent to the students; then talk about e-learning 2.0, which was born from the introduction of b-learning and the interactivity favored by Web 2.0; and we just started the third generation, or e-learning 3.0, from the hands of concepts such as connectivism and the introduction of interactive synchronous activities.
I invite you to review the video of the entire conversation to expand the information: