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Educational Application for Mobile Devices in Elderly Health Care Area: the Experience of a Public University
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, , UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil ; , UNA-SUS/UERJ, Brazil ; , UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil ; , UNA-SUS/UERJ, Brazil ; , UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil

Global Learn, in Berlin, Germany Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Among the tools used in Distance Education (DE), there is Mobile Learning, a concept that uses mobile devices inside educational environment. In Brazil, the need for professionals able to deal with different health areas urged the Federal Government to promote qualification of its workers, including professionals working with elderly health. In this sense, the Open University of the Unified Health System (SUS-UNA), in partnership with Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) offers distance learning courses, contributing to improve elderly care. Specialization in Elderly Health offered by UNASUS / UFMA developed some modules among which we highlight three whose content has been developed for application: Health promotion and aging prevention; Major chronic diseases of elderly health; and death and mourning. This paper presents a free access educational mobile object directed to Gerontology, by creating a learning interface for mobile devices.

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Oliveira, A.E., França, R., Rendeiro, M., Bernardes, E., Dias, P. & Pereira, F. (2015). Educational Application for Mobile Devices in Elderly Health Care Area: the Experience of a Public University. In Proceedings of Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 68-76). Berlin, Germany: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 5, 2020 from .

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