Educação à Distância: Um Desafio para Organizações de Desenvolvimento de Software (Distance Education: A Challenge for Software Development Organizations)

Kechi Hirama (

Universidade de São Paulo - Escola Politécnica
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2014
Volume: 12,   Issue: 8 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Distance education has evolved significantly in last few years. Many educational organizations have adopted this approach, and for some of them, it has been the only format offered. Although, distance education is often compared with traditional education there are issues to be solved. Distance education has been also used for employees training in software development organization. A challenge is how to apply adequately this approach if they are involved in very demanding organization, committed with product deliveries and customer satisfaction. This work presents a didactic proposal applying in a portal Web by way of a successful training that was offered to a large Brazilian financial organization. The outcome was satisfactory, but this study showed some potential improvements.

Index Terms:
Distance education, collaborative learning, blended learning, software development   

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