Self-instructional course taught UFRN students about G Suite tools
9 de July de 2020
Have you heard of cloud computing or cloud computing? It is a technology connected to the Internet to use various resources, programs or information without the need for installation on a computer, tablet or smartphone. For example, you can access applications and platforms from any device, requiring only the connection to the web.
Digital tools, used in “cloud” solutions, were made available to UFRN academics to assist in the distance learning period. They are part of the G Suite for Education and, from now on, students at the technical, undergraduate and graduate levels can learn more about how each of them works. It was opened, this Thursday (08), as registration for the course “Tools of the G Suite for students of UFRN”.
The initiative is a partnership between the Dean of Extension (PROEX), the Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD) and the Secretariat of Distance Education (SEDIS), both from UFRN. According to Dennys Leite Maia, professor in the area of Educational Technology at IMD and Course Coordinator, the intention is to instruct students on the set of Google study applications, such as stimulating and developing collaborative academic activities.
Also according to Dennys Maia, those enrolled in the course will learn automatically, or will be, autonomously, about tools such as Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Classroom and Google Meet, the latter, one of the most used for videoconferences today . As registrations can be made by SIGAA, until July 31, 2020, and the modules can be made available in the Virtual Learning Environment of PROEX, the AVAProex.
Bruno Cássio – SEDIS / UFRN Media Sector.