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    Who we are


    Who we are


    SABER TECNOLOGIAS EDUCACIONAIS E SOCIAIS is a group of research from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), whose aim is to support students and professionals’ training in different areas of work.

    The team is composed of a multidisciplinary collegiate body, with the participation of professors, researchers, students, and a technical support team in the areas of Education, Health, Psychology, Information Science, Business Administration, Information Technology, and Communication.

    SABER’s resources come from fund raising by teaching and/or research and/or extension projects.

    What we do


    SABER develops and executes educational and social projects focusing on giving instruction to different groups of people, in or out of formal teaching environments.

    With this purpose, SABER does research and develops educational and technological innovation, made available through distance education platforms.

    The institutional team gives permanent and personalized pedagogical and technological support to students, tutors, professors, and projects’ technical team.

    Thus the teaching support given by SABER provides aggregate value to works developed in institutional and community environments.

    The pedagogical resources produced by SABER are in accord with Ministério da Educação guidelines.





    What We Do


    SABER develops and executes educational and social projects focusing on giving instruction to different groups of people, in or out of formal teaching environments.

    With this purpose, SABER does research and develops educational and technological innovation, made available through distance education platforms.

    The institutional team gives permanent and personalized pedagogical and technological support to students, tutors, professors, and projects’ technical team.

    Thus the teaching support given by SABER provides aggregate value to works developed in institutional and community environments.

    The pedagogical resources produced by SABER are in accord with Ministério da Educação guidelines.


    Research and Development


    MODELS OF REFERENCE IN EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES


    Each teaching situation has its own characteristics in certain contexts, requiring a set of instruments which are proper to the target public. The solutions developed are in accord with these principles and may stimulate the users’ interest and the interactivity with the content. Therefore each project receives special attention from a multidisciplinary team which is responsible for the research, pedagogical planning, and the production of contents that may support the construction of learning objects which are proper to the processes of face-to-face and distance education in the scope of each project.


    DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES


    Aim to students in different levels: updating, improvement and specialization. Pedagogical concepts and technological tools are the basis of its development. Thus we aim to stimulate the interest and participation of students, and also to support the process of pedagogical follow-up and the evaluation of the learning process.


    DIDACTIC MATERIAL


    SABER plans and develops didactic material which is diversified and proper to face-to-face and distance education, focusing on the students’ needs and on the aims of the courses. Booklets, printed books, e-books, audio and video materials are examples.


    VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS


    The Virtual Learning Environments consist of a space that organizes the resources, contents, and tools to provide:

    • access to courses through interaction with contents in different media (audio, video, animation, etc.);

    • performance of didactic activities (games, exercises, case studies);

    • interaction between professors, coordinators, tutors, and students.


    DIFFERENTIATED EDUCATIONAL OBJECTS


    Virtual sceneries with stories focused on pedagogical contents and that establish links between these contents and different situations in everyday life, such as, for instance, SABER Communities – learning object created for the
    Curso de Especialização em Saúde da Família of UNA-SUS UFPE – and serious games.

    Besides these, SABER develops Web, Mobile, and Desktop applications, such as follow-up systems for student activities and academic demands; course conclusion paper platforms and Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).


    SUPPORT SYSTEMS


    Aim to support the management of teaching processes and include:

    • monitoring systems to follow up the performance of students, professors, and tutors in the courses offered through virtual learning environments;

    • systems of academic demands, through which students, professors, and tutors make various requirements;

    • course conclusion paper platforms: directed to the development and follow-up of course conclusion papers.