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COMUNICAR 46: Articles in press

COMUNICAR  has published the preprint articles of issue 46:  The Internet of the future. The challenges of human interaction

Before an issue is published, the papers are given their own DOI in the « Articles in Press» section in the website of the journal. In general, once the external scientific reports have been read, the criteria that justify the editors’ decision to accept or reject submissions by Editorial Board are as follows: a) Current and new. b) Relevance and significance: advancement of scientific knowledge c) Originality. d) Reliability and scientific validity: verified methodological quality. f) Organisation (logical coherence and formal presentation). g) External support and public/private funding. h) Co-authorship and degree of internationalization of the proposal and equipment. i) Presentation: good written style.

Authors can access their publication online, both in the preprint version and in its final version.

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“A Digital Repository of Filmic Content as a Teaching Resource”

Tobías, M.Á., Duarte, M.C. & Kemczinski, A. (2015). A Digital Repository of Filmic Content as a Teaching Resource [Un repositorio digital de contenido fílmico como recurso didáctico]. Comunicar, 44, 63-71. (DOI: 10.3916/C44-2015-07).

Just what you were looking for? The surrounding world is itself immersed in a continuously evolving process in which the adjective dynamic defines the language as well as its teaching and learning processes. Regarding the use of video in the classroom, the development of new technologies has facilitated rapid progress since its earliest references in the first half of the 20th century. This has led to an increase in teachers’ interest and longing to share their teaching experience. There is a desire to get to know one’s counterparts, a desire which has been accelerated by innovations such as Internet 2.0. In this way, teachers multiply the rewarding feeling they get from the effort they put into preparing material. Nowadays, not only do our own pupils benefit from our work, but teachers and students globally can also reap the rewards.

In this article from the journal Comunicar, the authors present a project designed to recover informative content from videos (known by the acronym RECIF in Portuguese). Their objective is to gather videos to include in lessons, an idea that has been developing over the past few years. More information can be found on their website, available in Portuguese, Spanish and English, and presented from Paraná, Brazil (http://www.recif-ufpr.net/es/). One of the current gaps regarding the use of authentic audiovisual material is precisely the difficulty of sharing such resources; projects like RECIF mark a new era in which such difficulties are overcome..

As a result, this type of initiative provides web users with a resource that is refreshed daily, optimising time and effort and preventing teachers from having to reinvent the wheel every day.

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