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Ibero-American Leaders Huddle at International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)

Gabriela by: Dr. Gabriela Gerón Piñón, ICDE Individual member.

Find out more about Gabriela here.

During the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning that took place from October 16 to 19 in Toronto, Canada, I had the honor of getting to know the institutions and leaders of Ibero-America on distance and online education. I want to share with the academic community the contributions that this region is making, the collaborative works that are happening, and the networks that exist. This blog is my chance to express my appreciation for these institutions.

Within the framework of the event, the 25th anniversary of the UNESCO / UNITWIN Chairs Program was held, where Universidad de la Rioja (Spain) was one of the organizers and presented the paper “Integration of formal and informal learning as a crash solution in Education. The What? Where? Why? How? of OER”. In that same event, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), presented the project “Open courses (micro & MOOC) and open access”, a project which demonstrated some ideas on how experts could collaborate in the areas of MOOCs.

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During the conference, the universities that presented their projects and innovations were:

Argentina- Instituto Superior del Profesorado “Dr. Joaquín V. González”, Peer Teacher Training in Blended Modality at a Teacher Training College in Argentina

Argentina- Universidad Nacional de Quilmes  ”Building Knowledge in Social Media. A MOOC to Train Technical and Vocational Teachers in Bolivia

Columbia-  Universidad EAN, Routes of Learning Design: Strategy for the Use and Significant Appropriation of Online Education Knowledge

Costa Rica-  Universidad Estatal a Distancia, – Implementation Meta-Evaluation in the Computer Engineering Career of the Distance State University of Costa Rica– Transition of Distance Education to Virtual Education at the Distance State University of Costa Rica

Ecuador, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Evaluation of Online Programs: Case Study

Spain, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Moving to Seamless Learning: Online Students’ Usage of Multiple Devices for Learning

Spain, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Assessment Methods in Massive Distance Education Courses: Analysis of the Internal Coherence– Content Curation in Universities: The Cornerstone for Designing and Delivering Learning Resources in Online Learning

Spain,  Universidad de la Rioja, Into the Open: A Transgenic Evolution of the Educational System

Spain and Mexico, Open University of CataloniaUniversidad de la Coruña, – Deconstructing Quantitative Methodology Through a Poststructural Feminist Lens to Explore Informal Learning

Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), – Fractal: An Educational Model for the Convergence of Formal and Non-formal Online Education

– School Workload Redesign for Nontraditional Students in Distance Higher Education– A New Self-Reflection Approach for a Teachers Training Mixed Program

– Organizational Innovation: The Case of the Learning Technologies Centre (FES ZARAGOZA, UNAM)

Continue reading about what these universities in Ibero America are doing by going to the original blog which was originally posted on the website of our partner, the International Council for Open and Distance Learning (ICDE).

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