Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 16 | Page 83

FINAL WORD increase of 171 % over the same period in 2019 , which shows the effects of the pandemic .
With this scenario now attenuated , educational institutions are taking advantage of the experience gained during this time to advance in their work , taking the hybrid format as a priority .
This format gains strength mainly through the support of technology as an ally to enable a safe and flexible digital learning environment capable of uniting quality education and interaction .
In this sense , there is a growing use of virtual teaching environments , which seek to create an innovative experience for students to feel comfortable and engaged , and above all , to continue learning , regardless of where they attend classes .
In these virtual teaching environments , students and teachers build knowledge and communication from any place and device . Interactive virtual classrooms , for example , are already capable of reproducing the face-to-face experience , with teachers focused on the diversity of content to attract their audience . Screen sharing is used like blackboards but goes further .
They allow showing images and videos to make the activities participatory even at a distance . Polls , chats and online quizzes with concepts of ‘ gamification ’ speak directly to young people who , in a creative phase , need stimuli to be focused .
The games used in this environment stimulate analytical vision , concentration and knowledge of the
99.3 % of Brazilian basic education schools suspended all classroom activities during the pandemic , having to go digital .
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