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


Incorporation of Moodle platform: experiences and challenges in Dentistry UNAM

César Esquivel Chirino, María Cristina Sifuentes Valenzuela & Christian Meneses Reyes

The School of Dentistry committed with educational quality has achieved that teacher and students has the digital abilities to favorably influence the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to solve oral health problems. For the last five years, almost 44% of teachers have attended a refresher course in the management of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). ICT allows receiving, store and sending information to users in different digital formats. The use of ICT as a tool to support the teaching-learning process promotes students to solve academic situations, developing their digital skills, to achieve meaningful learning that contributes to the generation of digital skills supported by the Moodle educational platform. And provide students with tools and collaborative learning environments that enhance teaching in a virtual environment.
The experience of the School of Dentistry has allowed the developing of a program of training of students and teachers through courses in the teaching of Moodle. We have achieved the creation and actualization of courses of the different subjects and modules, as well as a designed questionnaire to identify the needs of the professors and students has on the use of ICT and courses evaluation.
As a challenge it is required the creation of a program for evaluating courses in Moodle, as well as promoting a technological culture among students and academics for the application and generation of knowledge, as well as the use and responsible and ethical management of information.

Keywords: Dentistry, Learning platform, Moodle, Teaching, ICT.