CENTRO NAVAL DE ENSINO A DISTÂNCIA MODEL – DICHOTOMY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ABSTRACT

The Distance Learning System of the Centro Naval de Ensino a Distância (CNED) was conceived in a completely different context to the one we are living today. Considerable alterations have changed society in general, and consequently, the student of CNED, the student’s learning process, CNED itself and its teaching process. The alterations have influenced the most, not only because of its growth but also because of the level it has achieved and the effect caused in the entire society.

The pedagogical model of CNED underpins its entire activity on a System of Information and Management (SIGCNED). This system places the student as the key element from where all processes derive and flow from. Processes related to the act of learning, the act of teaching and to all the other elements, including teachers, tutors and other support elements.

In distance learning, the pedagogical models have considered the use of resources and technological tools that allow to potentiate the mission of learning anytime, anywhere, highlighting the use of Learning Management System in a connectivity network environment. The model of Distance Learning of CNED was analyzed on this thesis, contextualizing it in the current scenario taking into consideration the changes that have allowed to reconceptualize the model.

Beyond the pedagogical considerations, the operationalization of the pedagogical model was studied using the dichotomic analysis between SIGCNED and a Learning Management System. This analysis aims to create a technical solution that contemplates the new requirements and the existence of a system that can perform effective Learning and Information Management and that can deliver to the student an effective and efficient opportunity for significant learning.

KEYWORDS: Distance education, transactional distance, structure, dialog, autonomy, communications system, learning management systems, information management systems.