Interactive Media on Chagas Disease: Development and Content
Claudinei Caetano de Souza, Gislaine Gomes da Costa, Marilia Faustino da Silva, Leila Maria Beltramini, Nelma Regina Segnini Bossolan
An interactive media on Chagas disease was developed as an educational tool, on the context of the scientific research and dissemination actions of the National Institute of Structural Biotechnology and Medicinal Chemistry in Infectious Diseases (INBEQMeDI). Different computational resources were used either in terms of hardware and software. The media contains 13 videos that range from 30 seconds to 4 minutes, all with information about Chagas disease, showing the social and economic aspects; the research made by the INBEQMeDI group; different aspects of the disease illustrated by slides arranged in a mobile carousel, and radio programs, with funny skits. The target audience for use of this feature is students aged 10 to 17 years. Teachers of areas of science and biology, through a partnership with the Agency of Education of the State of Săo Paulo, will be invited to plan a strategy for media use with their students.