Connecting Multiple Intelligences through Open and Distance Learning: Going Towards a Collective Intelligence?

Leandro Mauricio Medeiros Vieira [eandro@administradores.com.br], Administradores Digital Business Website, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Marcos Ferasso [admmarcos@admmarcos.adm.br], Federal University of Technology of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Christine da Silva Schröeder [christine@unisc.br], Santa Cruz do Sul University, Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil

Abstract

This theoretical essay is a learning approach reflexion on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the possibilities provided by the education model known as open and distance learning. Open and distance learning can revolutionize traditional pedagogical practice, meeting the needs of those who have different forms of cognitive understanding. This tool has in itself the potential to build knowledge collectively. The conclusions raise new questions for future discussion, shedding some light on the open and distance learning not as a mere tool to spread education, but as a means to reach new levels of comprehension and consciousness, reflecting on the role of education itself.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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