We want to be the greatest reference in teaching platform. We are the missing educational social network.
Openredu is a learning environment that is designed to provide intense forms of collaboration around the media arranged on your pages. A learning platform in the clouds – trend in the area of educational technology.
Its internal structure makes it possible to organize content in the same way as a learning management system. Each of the materials has spaces for communication. All forums are integrated to simplify the different dialogs that occur in the environment.
Where we came from
Openredu was launched in 2012 under the name Redu, prepared by students of the UFPE (Cin / UFPE) Informatics Center to be an educational social network and to meet the latent need of a market where distance education is increasingly present And increase the interaction tools needs.
After an incubation experience, where they developed various market skills, the group decided to open the source code of the project and make it open so that people of diverse knowledge, anywhere in the world, could collaborate with its evolution. At that time the project had already concentrated more than 32,000 users.
The power of the academy
We manintain close collaboration with the Cognitive Sciences and Educational Technology research group. Masters and PhD students from this group carry out research involving Openredu. The topics range from gamification to collaborative data analysis, passing a wide range of current research topics. Theses, dissertations, monographs and articles on Openredu are available in Scribd of CCTE.
The first halped to delineate the first funcionalities os the learning enveionment. The first study was about the self-regulation ability of learning:
MELO, Cássio de Albuquerque. Scaffolding of self-regulated learning in social networking. 2010. 132f. Dissertation (Master in Computer Science)–Graduate Program in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife.Access here
The references correspond to studies that allowed to conceive, to evolve and to evaluate the use of Openredu over the years. Some studies were carried out with Openredu in operation:
LIMA, Luiz Claudeivan Cruz. Analysis of teaching practices of planning and mediation in social networks in high school. 2011. 132f. 2011. Dissertation (Master in Computer Science) – Graduate Program in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife. Access here
de ABREU, João Alberto Brito. Analysis of collaborative learning practices in virtual social networks in high school. 2011. 132f. 2011. Dissertation (Master in Computer Science) – Graduate Program in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife.Access here
BEZERRA JR., Elias Vidal. Analysis of the effectiveness of teaching practice in the process of teaching object oriented programming mediated through an educational social network. 2011. 132f. 2011. Dissertation (Master in Computer Science) – Graduate Program in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife. Acesse aqui
de SOUZA, Flávia Veloso. Flávia Veloso. Strategies of self-regulation of learning mediated by scheduling tools in an educational social platform. 2012. 132f. Thesis (Doctorate in Computer Science) – Graduate Program in Computer Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife.Access here
Mobile application and API
Anyone wishing to use the code to create other mobile learning applications can access the code at: https://github.com/Openredu/mobile.
The Openredu API documentation can be found at: http://developers.openredu.org
Other collaborations and repositories
The initial creation process with this work:
SANTOS, Hugo Lima. Interaction design for transactional distance by mobile devices. Course conclusion monograph, UFPE Informatics Center, 2011. Access here
SILVA, Helder. Self-regulation in companies: An e-learning tool, Monograph of conclusion of course, Center of Informatics of UFPE, 2011.
DINIZ, Paulo Otávio Dantas. Transactional distance in mobile social teaching platform. Completed course monograph, UFPE Informatics Center, 2012. Access here
de OLIVEIRA Alice Lucena Cavalcanti. Mobile Learning: Support in the creation of learning scenarios outside the school context, Monograph of course completion, Computer Center of UFPE, 2012.
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