Elvis Pontes

University of Sao PauloBrazil

Elvis Pontes is a full Professor at the University Estácio de Sá, and Adjunct Professor at the Universidade Paulista and at SENAC. He also owns a consulting company in the information technology field that has been running for 17 years. Professor Pontes currently holds an MSc from the Institute of Technological Research of São Paulo, MBA from the Institute of Energy and Nuclear Researches, BSc from the Technological Institute of Osasco, a Technological Degree from the Technological Institute of Barueri (ITB), and is preparing a PhD at the University of São Paulo. Awards include: top student at ITB (among 36 fellows) and at MSc, among the top 5 papers at the ICDIM’11 Congress (University of Melbourne), second best paper at the I2TS’08 Symposium (of 133 papers), and scholarship from the ICDIM’09 (University of Michigan) and ICDIM’10 (Lakehead University). As a result of his research, Professor Pontes was invited to collaborate with the United States Department of Defense. He is also a reviewer for journals and books for Elsevier and InTech.

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With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with discussion about tools, methodologies, improvements and new possibilities for long-distance learning. The book is divided into three sections and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas. The first section of the book covers methodologies and tools applied for E-learning, considering collaborative methodologies and specific environments. The second section is about E-learning assessment, highlighting studies about E-learning features and evaluations for different methodologies. The last section deals with the new developments in E-learning, emphasizing subjects like knowledge building in virtual environments, new proposals for architectures in tutoring systems, and case studies.

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