Innovating Citizenship and Social Control Courses through Distance Education

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dos Anjos, Rosana; Maciel, Cristiano; Vuolo, Cassyra; dos Anjos, Alexandre; de Andrade, Marina
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Technology can be used to develop educational projects that broaden the spaces for exercising citizenship. Above all, distance education initiatives expand access to training and specialization courses about relevant topics and directly influence community monitoring and management. It is crucial that society be well informed so it can actively participate in public affairs. Thus, this article aims to analyze the experience of distance education implementation in Citizenship and Social Control courses, in a joint effort among government entities. Regarding the methodology, this is a descriptive research study, with data collected through a netnography and semi-structured online questionnaire, applied to students using a virtual learning environment, with a qualitative approach for data analysis. The answers to the survey were analyzed and a few refinements were possible concerning pedagogical and technical aspects, as well as adjustments to the distance education course Citizenship and Social Control. \