Implicaciones tecnológicas y pedagógicas de las aulas virtuales síncronas en la enseñanza no presencial

  1. Reis, António Manuel Diogo dos
Supervised by:
  1. Florentino Blázquez Entonado Director
  2. Sixto Cubo Delgado Director

Defence university: Universidad de Extremadura

Fecha de defensa: 01 February 2013

  1. Pedro Veiga Chair
  2. Prudencia Gutiérrez Esteban Secretary
  3. Eugenia Smyrnova Tribuiska Committee member
  4. Elena Bárcena Madera Committee member
  5. Xabier Basogain Olabe Committee member

Type: Thesis


The present research thesis is based on a systematic follow up of technologic changes during the last decades, the consequent change in methodologies and social behaviours of our students. If we focus our analysis in distance teaching and learning, the importance of virtual classrooms will rise, especially if using synchronous activities. It is also important to characterise it´s profile, from the pedagogic point of view and the necessary good practices when using it. Our students have changed and we should study how to adjust our teaching profile to our �clients demand�. Our research is organized in four steps: 1. Problematic: context and objectives; a. Review of virtual classrooms (VCR) based on hardware equipment against the ones based on PCs. Which VCRs better serve the teacher´s and student�s activities. Compare from the technological point of view the most known VCR (PC based) available in the market. b. The analysis of the technological profile that virtual classrooms should have to ensure a good pedagogic result. c. The identification of the general aspects of VCR with a special focus on online tutoring and on the good practices its using. 2. Approach: technological and methodological evolution and its consequences in education science; 3. Field Research - Study one: analyses of virtual classrooms, using online enquiring, promoting debates, interviewing experts and focus groups; Study two: comparing different virtual classrooms. 4. Results, conclusions and pointing to future research areas.