Basic data

Name: Virtual Learning Environments in Education
Dates: From November 10 to December 8 from 2018.



60 hours (24 classroom hours, 12 tutoring hours and 24 autonomous work hours)


The University of Azuay and the Federation of Catholic Education Institutions of Azuay (FEDEC) made an agreement for the training of teachers of their educational institutions through the Departments of Continuing Education and Open University of the University of Azuay.

The course of virtual environments of learning in education, is aimed at teachers of educational institutions of the FEDEC and will encourage critical reflection on educational theories, pedagogy and didactics in the context of teaching work with new information technologies and communication (ICT), and its curricular integration. The experience of teachers will be taken as a starting point.

Pedagogical Proposal

New ways of learning require new strategies to accompany the learning processes, the time and space variables, are not the only ones responsible for determining an educational process. The mere presence of the teacher in the classroom is insufficient, it is necessary that the tools offered by information and communication technologies are present, especially when it comes to educating young people who have "integrated" their daily life the Internet and the world virtual.

Teachers, for the most part, are anchored in the classroom, we want to have the students in front of us and in the classroom, otherwise "the learning process is not given". It is necessary to see and be aware that beyond face-to-face human beings exist who need to develop integrally in the cognitive, procedural, attitudinal and spiritual.

The pedagogical proposal will move on four fundamental axes that complement each other, that the teachers will experience in the course, which are: constructivism, cooperative learning, information and communication technologies and tutoring.



  • To foster in the teachers the critical reflection on the new ways of learning by the students through the development of directed competences to the virtual environments of learning (EVA) and the accompaniment to the students in their process of formation mediated by the TIC.


  • Reflect on the impact of ICT in education and its curricular integration, from a humanist perspective.
  • Design your virtual chairs
  • Train in the use of the tools offered by ICT in their chairs.


The shared learning system that we propose will gather the best of face-to-face and virtual in what is called the b-learning (blended learning), which will allow us to rescue the importance of face-to-face contact and the benefits of information and communication technologies. In addition, it will allow to contribute with the change of the educational philosophy, which goes from being focused on teaching, (teacher activity) to focusing on learning (construction of students).

The virtual classroom of the UDA is based on a web platform called Moodle (modular object oriented distance learning enviroment) that allows students and teachers to expand their interactivity, access pages on the Internet, use e-mail as a tool for learning, access content with hypertext format, participate in forums, chats and virtual classes.

Students will perform simulations of virtual tutoring and design of virtual chairs in a classroom prepared for this purpose. In addition, they will experience each of the virtual tools and the pedagogical proposal of our virtual learning environment.

to. Scheduled activities

The following activities will be developed, among others:

  • Mini conferences: On specific topics of the course.
  • Individual and research work: That should be supported by the participants in the plenary sessions.
  • Work in Cooperative Learning Groups: The results will be presented to colleagues during the course.
  • Works in virtual learning environments.

At the end of the course, each of the teachers will have designed and implemented their virtual classroom using the tools explained in the course, which will be supported through a video. This will be your final work.

b. Assessment criteria

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:


Individual work


Team work


Participation academic forum


Participation in the chat


Self appraisal


Self evaluation Final work


The qualification will be made on a scale of 0 to 100 points and to pass the course, each student must obtain the grade of at least 70 / 100 (seventy over one hundred), and attendance at all face-to-face meetings.

Evaluation and approval criteria

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

Individual work

  • Fulfillment of 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 a position 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 forum topic
  • Number of participations

Team work

  • Fulfillment of the request
  • Logical coherence
  • Proper use of language
  • Compliance with the rules for presenting documents
  • Creativity in the proposal
  • Levels of application
  • Clarity in the sustentation

Participation in the chat

  • Levels of participation
  • Respect and tolerance
  • Motivating and integration participations
  • Coherence in responses
  • Proactive and investigative attitude.

Final work

It will be explained to the students and they will be given the rubric in which the variables to be evaluated will be included.


The course is structured by 6 thematic blocks, with a workload of 60 hours (24 classroom hours, 12 tutoring hours and 24 autonomous work hours):

  1. Information and Communication Technologies in Education
  2. Theories of learning
  3. Curricular design and ICT
  4. Methodological strategies and ICT
  5. Evaluation and ICT
  6. Impact of ICT on learning processes


  • Teachers of the educational institutions of the FEDEC Azuay


To the participants who pass the course the University of Azuay, they will issue a Certificate of approval for 60 hours.


Saturdays from 08.00 to 13.00

- November 10

- November 17

- November 24

- December 1

- December 8


- Carlos Guevara

- Juan Carlos Lazo

- Rodrigo Cabrera

- Cristian Cornejo


  • General public: $ 180,00.
  • Teachers of the FEDEC: $ 120,00

Payment options

  • Payment in the Treasury of the University

- Cash

- With a credit card - can be deferred up to three months without interest

Payment codes Treasury

  • Public in general: code 1081 - $ 180.00

  • Teachers of the FEDEC 1082 - $ 120,00


  • Notions of computer science at a basic level


  • The course will open with a number Minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 35.


More information:

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