Distance Teaching: Theory and Practice


a) Development of knowledge about theoretical issues in the context of distance education;
b) Acquiring knowledge on textuality and hypertextuality;
c) Reading texts and reference works;
d) Associate studied topics relevant to reading and writing practices;
e) Developing skills of independent research on methods and tools for management and maintenance of websites.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Keegan, D. (1996). Foundations of Distance Education. London: Routledge.
Lewis, R. (1984). How To Tutor and Support Learners. London: Council for Educational Technology.
Peters, O. (1998). Learning and Teaching in Distance Education – Analyses and Interpretations from an International Perspective. London: Kogan Page.
Rowntree, Derek (1990). Teaching Through Self-Instruction: How to develop open learning Materials. Revised Edition. London: Kogan Page.
Morgan, C., & O´Reilly, M. (1999). Assessing Open and Distance Learners. London: Kogan Page.

Teaching method

The methodology will be active and participative, with group dynamics, whether in f2f or online sessions. The asynchronous sessions will be devoted to the exploration of theoretical issues. The synchronous sessions consist in debates and simulations

Evaluation method

Participation and commitment during class activities
- Content development for a 10h learning unit, including:
Support learning manual (30%)
Activities and Tasks (min 4) – (25%)
LSM configuration Moodle (25%)

Subject matter

Theme 1 – Distance Education: theories and practices
Theme 2 – Resources and Pedagogical Interation
Theme 3 – Learner support
Theme 4 - Evaluation


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