Campus New Guinea trains its teaching guild in virtual pedagogy
Teachers of the New Guinea campus, committed to online education as an alternative to the pandemic.
Judith Robleto

Strengthening the professional skills of the teaching guild

As part of its commitment to educational quality, URACCAN campus New Guinea has started its second teaching training, corresponding to the year 2020, which has as its theme "Technological Tools for Virtual Teaching", having more than 140 participants, who will be trained in shifts for a week.

Academic activity will strengthen topics such as content and resource creation, management of courses in edit mode, as well as user enrolments, among other topics that will allow to energize learning teaching from the use of technology.

For the PhD. Eugenio López Mairena, vice-chancellor of the enclosure, "this training space is based on the realization of different reflections from how the intercultural community university can initiate the academic continuity of the year 2020", further ensuring that "the process of training men and women in URACCAN must have a high sense of responsibility and quality, because it is our culture of quality".

In this sense, the teacher Consuelo Blandón Jirón, academic secretary of the campus, assures that the mode of work will be by face-to-face meetings, but with an important component of virtuality.

Virtuality: challenge taken responsibility from URACCAN

"Technological Tools for Virtual Teaching is a training that aims to respond to this time of pandemic, where the first semester and the quarter are completed; this part is satisfying for the student, the twelve and the parents who are afraid of the pandemic," she said.

Blandón says that "the disposition is incredible on the part of permanent teachers and schedules, but how students have responded is extremely important to continue this challenge, because it is not the same to teach face-to-face classes or to teach for meetings or merely virtual ones".

For her part, teacher Yancy Moraga, head of Educational Technology at URACCAN New Guinea and who will train teachers, "the goal is to empower teachers to gain greater skills to create online conferences, virtual classes, assessments; always looking for the goal of maintaining quality in education and giving them more tools than they already know to make classes more interactive."

Due to the need to maintain estating and hygiene and safety standards, teachers will be training by blocks, from 50 to 50, so that in laboratories they are not carca from each other.