Course will address learning in SIGAA Virtual Classes
30 de June de 2020
The Academic Activities Management System (SIGAA), developed by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), was implemented some years ago in several Universities and Federal Institutes in Brazil. Thinking of collaborating with students from UFRN and other higher education institutions, registrations for the extension course will be open, starting this Tuesday (30th): “SIGAA for students: how to learn in the Virtual Class”.
According to the institution’s Distance Education Secretary, Carmem Rêgo, Deputy Coordinator of this initiative, the idea for the course came after a request from the University’s Dean, José Daniel Diniz Melo, who recommended developing an action to bring students closer to this new scenario imposed by the covid-19 pandemic and, thus, assisting them in interacting with the tools of emergency remote education.
Partnership and expectations
The course is the result of a partnership between the Pro-Rectory of Extension (PROEX) of UFRN, the Department of Education of the Higher Education Center of Seridó (CERES) and SEDIS / UFRN. Part of the SEDIS team will support the development of the course. PROEX, in addition to providing a space at SIGAA for registration, will manage activities through its virtual learning environment, AVAProex.
According to Professor Tânia Cristina Meira Garcia (CERES / UFRN), Coordinator of the course, whoever enrolls will develop skills and abilities to carry out training trails in a “Virtual Class”, being able to establish a didactic contract with teachers on the relations of teaching and learning, in virtual environments, and this experience can be applied after this exceptional period.
Open for subscriptions
Registration for the extension course “SIGAA for students: how to learn in the Virtual Class” can be done at <https://sigaa.ufrn.br/>, and an important detail: students from other public higher education institutions can participate that use this system in their daily lives. To facilitate access to the course, two tutorials are available, just click on SIGAA and AVAProex.
Bruno Cássio – SEDIS / UFRN Media Sector.