Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de Febrero de 2017 vol.18, No.2


First Results on the census of course management tools and digital learning repositories in the UNAM

MariCarmen González-Videgaray, Rebeca Valenzuela Argüelles, Rubén Romero Ruiz

Information and communication technologies have become part of our daily life and higher education hasn’t been an exception. Without a global plan for it, it, most of the UNAM entities have developed virtual learning environments to support both face-to- face learning and distance learning. Also, they have been created a multitude of repositories that house the relevant work of many teachers. This growth has been rapid and simultaneous within UNAM entities. Therefore, it becomes necessary to stop on the way to analyze their status and possible consequences. We present some of the main findings of the First Census of Virtual Learning Environments and Digital Repositories, held in the school year 2015 throughout the UNAM. The context of this Census and its implications with respect to critical and reflective use of technology in higher education are discussed briefly.

Keywords:Virtual learning environment, Moodle, information and communication technologies, blended learning, distance education.