Using Communities of Practice for the Learning of Students with Poor Vision

Tatiana Takimoto

Abstract


The Graduate Program in Engineering and Knowledge Management, at Federal University of Santa Catarina, with the support from CAPES PROESP, developed a project which focus is the development of an adaptable and accessible web environment for teaching the discipline of Descriptive Geometry - WebGD. This article presents the parameters needed for social and educational inclusion of students with vision impairment and it is based on a strategy to encourage participation and interaction on communities of practice. A review of literature on distance education, situated cognition and Communities of Practice was held, concepts that support the project WebGD, and a literature review of low vision ? vision impairment. At the end requirements needed to develop the next steps for the WebGD project are presented.

Keywords


communities of practice; information and communication technologies; distance education; low vision/vision impairment

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) – ISSN: 1867-5565
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