Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
PRADO, Cláudia et al. The virtual environment of a research group: the tutors' perspective. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.1, pp. 246-251. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000100033.
The Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas de Tecnologia da Informação nos Processos de Trabalho em Enfermagem (Study and Research Group for Information Technology in the Nursing Working Processes, GEPETE) has the purpose of producing and socializing knowledge in information technology and health and nursing communication, making associations with research groups in this field and promoting student participation. This study was performed by the group tutors with the objective to report on the development of the virtual learning environment (VLE) and the tutors' experience as mediators of a research group using the Moodle platform. To do this, a VLE was developed and pedagogical mediation was performed following the theme of mentoring. An initial diagnosis was made of the difficulties in using this technology in interaction and communication, which permitted the proposal of continuing to use the platform as a resource to support research activities, offer lead researchers the mechanisms to socialize projects and offer the possibility of giving advice at a distance.
Keywords : Research Groups; Nursing research; Education, distance; Preceptorship; Technology.