ACTION RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION WITH ICT INCORPORATION. ONE WAY OF ASSESSING AND TRANSFORMING THE EDUCATIONAL PROPOSALS
Universidad Industrial de Santander (COLOMBIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This paper presents an experience carried out at UIS through the Institute of Regional Projection and Distance Education. It's a learning experience that includes actions in research and training, as part of the Business Management program on the virtual mode. This experience has as a goal the assessment of educational task as one of the ways to contribute to the quality of teaching and learning processes of the program. This process has the systematization of experiences as its particular strategy.
This strategy, represented in a systematic view of the teaching-learning endeavor, provides the option of assessing, from the experience and roles of participants, the achievement of the objectives, the impact and scope of the proposed transformation of the academic program. To achieve this, it has been necessary to seek the experiences of those involved, a task that involves the recording of experiences, getting elements of analysis and the recognition of actions and demonstrations.
The systematization strategy has been understood and approached as a way to recover, analyse and appropriate of educational endeavor, to relate systemically and historically their theoretical and practical components leads to understand and explain the contexts, the meaning, the fundamentals, the logic and the problematic issues that arise in this endeavor, all as a base to help to the strengthening of the academic program.
Correspondingly, the paper shares the process of the systematization of the experiences as a collective construction characterized by:
a) A conceptual construction, which includes the location from the referents of psychological, philosophical, sociological and pedagogical order, those that support both the perspective and the approach to the process of systematization, and the various levels of decision.
b) A methodological construction of the strategy, which includes a process map and a map of the educational roles of actors (including tasks and relationships).
c) The implications of the systematization process. This dimension socializes the commitments related to the formation of educational stakeholders, the collaborative and the research production.
d) The results and prospects of the strategy. The achievements of the process and the foresight emanated from it are socialized.
Keywords: virtual mode, ict, qualitative research, systematization of experiences, collective.