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Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica
versión impresa ISSN 0100-5502
AVILA, Rodolfo Esteban et al. Online teaching collaboration in university education. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.3, pp.429-434. ISSN 0100-5502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022011000300018.
Online teaching collaboration allows the creation of virtual communities. Virtual tools in a networked team allow creating virtual classes in different geographic locations. These environments allow knowledge transfer between students and faculty, including synchronous and asynchronous activities. In this article, we describe our experience with online teaching collaboration using virtual tools in university education. The software packages were Skype, an application for voice over Internet (VoIP) and LAN, a virtual digital class available at http://www.cevap.unesp.br/abertura.htm. These media were used on different days and at different locations for webcasting and receiving. The themes were: 1) "How to prepare a videoconference", 2) "The importance of ICTs in university teaching", 3) "Virtual platforms such as automated databases in literature searches", and 4) "Using the virtual laboratory in teaching Cell Biology, Histology, and Embryology". Virtual tools allow online collaboration among teachers at different geographic locations, in addition to training human resources to use such tools in order to improve performance in university education.
Palabras clave : Medical Education; Virtual Teaching; Virtual Tools.