Basic data

Name: Virtual learning environment
Dates: Start: February 17 of 2018



60 hours (24 classroom hours and 36 hours virtual mode)


The course provides the teacher with the basic knowledge to manage the institution's platform based on an opensource tool (Moodle) for use in teaching-related activities.



Identify and use tools that offer the institutional platform for the design, publication and administration of online courses.


1 Give a general vision of the Virtual Learning Environment (EVA) of the Institution.

2 Recognize the basic tools of the Virtual Environment for content management, communication and evaluation.

3 Identify characteristics and elements of the educational design of a virtual learning environment (objectives, materials, methodological proposal and evaluation).

4 Configure the general parameters of a course on the platform.

5 Train the teacher to work with the most common options within the Virtual Learning Environment of the Institution.

6 Recognize the possibilities of using digital resources taken from the Internet, in accordance with the legislation on copyright.

7 Identify the different resources that EVA offers to propose activities.


The proposed curriculum for the training of virtual teachers is integrated by 3 topics:

1 Module: Infovirtual tools and methodology in virtual education

Hours: 20 (8 classroom hours and 12 hours of tutoring).

Responsible: Carlos Guevara, Gabriela Guillén, Juan Carlos Lazo and Fabian Avila, Christian Cornejo, Daniel Molina, Rodrigo Cabrera.

2 Module: Virtual Education in the contemporary world

Hours: 20 (8 classroom hours and 12 hours of tutoring).

Responsible: Carlos Guevara, Gabriela Guillén, Juan Carlos Lazo and Fabian Avila, Christian Cornejo, Daniel Molina, Rodrigo Cabrera.

3 Module: Design and assembly of virtual classrooms

Hours: 20 (8 classroom hours and 12 hours of tutoring).

Responsible: Carlos Guevara, Juan Carlos Lazo, Gabriela Guillén and Fabian Avila, Christian Cornejo, Daniel Molina, Rodrigo Cabrera.

Scheduled activities

The following activities will be developed, among others:

- Mini conferences on specific topics of the course.

- Individual and research work, which must be supported by the participants in the plenary sessions.

- Work in cooperative learning groups: the results will be presented to colleagues during the course.

- Jobs in virtual learning environments

IMPORTANT: At the end of the course, each of the teachers will have built their teaching portfolio (which can be physical or digital), which will collect the evidence of the individual and collective production of the course.


The course will be developed in a virtual modality (36 hours), and face-to-face (24 hours), with a duration of 60 hours. During this time the various activities that will allow learning in the management of the different resources of the platform will be regulated.

It will be developed around a central project in which the teacher will be assigned a test course in the EVA, so that there he starts the assembly of his course and practices with each one of the resources that we will be reviewing.

There will be face-to-face meetings, where the basic concepts of the platform will be reviewed, the remaining hours must be addressed independently during the week following the contact hours, during this time the teacher must finish the assembly of the course on the platform. In this independent work the teacher must have autonomy with knowledge and discipline at work.

To approach the study of each module, we must follow the following order:

- Review the module's learning guide.

- Review the study material of the module.

- Review the complementary material.

- Perform the learning activity.

OBSERVATION: If the teacher requires it, they can request a meeting with the course tutors to learn how to configure the activities that will be part of their EVA, which were not reviewed in the classroom.


The communication will be asynchronous through:

Forum of difficulties, concerns: where you can manifest the difficulties, concerns and suggestions regarding the operation of the course.

News forum: through which the teachers of the course will send information about its development

Inbox: it is a similar service to the electronic mail that is used being within the environment of the EVA and that allows the communication between two interlocutors of the course and that, in addition, conserves all the history.


All the evaluation activities will be reviewed and qualified by the tutors. The certificate will be awarded to colleagues who obtain 70 points of the total of activities.

Any participant who obtains a score lower than the value of the activity will receive an orientation on how to improve it and will have to resend said activity, in the indicated times.

In each of the learning modules, a Guide will be presented that indicates what to do in the unit, the support materials with the explanations for the management of resources and self-assessment questionnaires on the topics discussed.

Evaluation criteria:

In this course, evaluation is conceived as a continuous and permanent process that will allow fair and equitable value judgments to be made; for this, the analysis of the activities and works carried out by the students will be considered. The percentage distribution will be as follows:

Weighting Activity

Individual work 30%

Group work 25%

Participation academic forum 10%

Final work 30%

Self-evaluation 5%

The qualification is done by teachers on a scale of 0 to 100 points and to pass it each student must obtain the grade of at least 70 / 100 (seventy out of a hundred), and minimal attendance at 80% of face-to-face meetings.

IMPORTANT: If the teacher does not approve the course, you must cancel the total cost of the course, including the subsidized values ​​by the collaborating institutions (UDA, Asunción), the value will be: $ 180.

For the analysis and the subsequent assignment of grades of the activities and works carried out by the students, the following aspects will be considered:

Assessment criteria

Individual work

· Compliance with the request: everything indicated should be observed.

· Coherence and internal logic in the reflection

· Language: adequate use of language

· Critical positioning: the student must take placement in the theoretical approaches


Participation in academic forums

· Critical and reflexive participation

· Level of discussion and confrontation of ideas with the rest of the participants

· Proactive and investigative attitude

· Consistency with the theme of the forum

· Number of participations

Group work

· Compliance with the request

· Proper use of language

· Adequate theoretical support

· Levels of applicability

· Cooperation and interaction with the members of the GAC

Final work

· Compliance with the request

· Logical coherence

· Proper use of language

· Compliance with the rules for presenting documents

· Creativity in the proposal

· Application levels

· Clarity in the sustentation


Teachers that require training in the management of Virtual Learning Environments


To the participants who pass the course, fulfilling all the academic requirements (70%) and attendance to the face-to-face classes (80%), a certificate of approval will be issued for 60 hours endorsed by the University of Azuay.

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Mgs. Juan Lazo (UDA)

Infovirtual tools for education

Dr. Carlos Guevara (UDA)

Methodology in virtual education

Mgs. Gabriela Guillén

Virtual Education in the contemporary world

Ing. Fabián Ávila

Handling tools

Lcdo. Daniel Molina Mgs.

Design and assembly of virtual classrooms

Ing. Rodrigo Cabrera Mgs.

Design and assembly of virtual classrooms

Ing. Christian Cornejo Mgs.

Design and assembly of virtual classrooms

Ing. José Galarza

Handling tools


Cost: $ 180,00

Cost for teachers of the La Asunción Educational Unit: $ 60,00

Includes registration, materials and approval certificate.

Payment options:

· Cash

· With a credit card


· Internet access

· Web Explorer

· Basic computer skills



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