URACCAN, headquarters of the National Congress of Educational Technology
Dr. Eugenio López Mirena, vice-chancellor of the New Guinea venue, during the video conference on the URACCAN virtual platform.  
Judith Robleto

Promoting the use of technology in teaching-learning processes

As part of the articulated work between the Ministry of Education (MINED), the National Institute of Technology (INATEC) and the member universities of the National Council of Universities (UNC), represented by URACCAN, the National Congress of Educational Technology was virtually held from the New Guinea campus, with the active participation of authorities, teachers, students, mothers and parents.

This congress allowed, in the first instance, to share educational experiences, as the technological work in favor of education was presented, where the Rubén Darío Institute and the Augusto César Sandino Technology, located in Colonia Yolaina, also participated.

In this sense, Dr. Eugenio López Mairena, vice-chancellor of the venue, said that "this congress is a space of training, updating and articulation, which as a university we have been participating for several years; the main experience is how to leverage virtuality, information and communication for learning processes."

This conference was developed through keynote presentations and videoconferences, all addressing topics on trends in educational technology, access and management, its challenges and challenges. In the case of URACCAN, he presented a video conference on the use of the virtual platform as an academic work experience and the work of creating documents and guides accessible from CACEP-URACCAN, as stated by teacher Jancy Moraga, head of Educational Technology at URACCAN on the premises.

In addition, Teacher Moraga said that "only more than 180 active courses are available on this URACCAN campus and more than a thousand students work on the virtual platform; this as part of the actions that are taken to take care of the university community, but without neglecting the quality of education."

For the Roger Alvarez Tylor master's degree, an advisor to MINED in New Guinea, "the activity has the main objective of promoting the use of technology for education", informing that "since last year all the secondary centers of the municipality and the country were equipped with technology, talking about mobile digital classrooms, where teachers have also been trained for their use".

At URACCAN, every year its teaching staff have been trained and updated, both permanently and full-time, on the use of technology as a teaching tool in the teaching-learning process, which has currently enabled the development of virtual classes actively.