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Impact of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Latin Americas through Social Network Analysis

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



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Accreditation, Program Evaluation, and Education Resource's Impact in Latin America

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23.686.1 - 23.686.17



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Edmundo Tovar Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, CIF Q2818015F

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Edmundo Tovar, Computer Engineering educator, has a Ph.D. (1994) and a Bachelor’s degree (1986) in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) from the IEEE Computer Society. He has been Associate Dean for Quality and Strategic Planning in the Computing School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From this last position he was in charge of the training for academic staff, the introduction of innovative solutions including new pedagogies; new approaches that improve student learning of technical skills and cultural skills, improved methods of blended learning and others.
He works in the open educational resources area. Leader of an Innovation Group in Education in the UPM, he is Executive Director of OCW UPM Office and member elected of the Board of Directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium.
Author of many papers in Engineering Education, he is member of the Steering Committee of and co-chair for Europe of Frontiers Education Conference (FIE) , co general chair of the next FIE 2014 at Madrid. Merand member of IEEE RITA Editorial Committee.
He is IEEE Senior Member, Past Chairman of the Spanish Chapter and, as member of the Board of Governors Committee of the IEEE Education Society, he is currently chair of the Distinguished Lectures Program for the IEEE Education Society and vice chair of the Standards committee.

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Jorge A. Lopez-Vargas Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

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Engineer and Computer Systems at the Technical University of Loja, Jorge Lopez-Vargas is currently a Ph.D. student in Advanced Technologies in Software Engineering, Distributed Environments and Intelligent Systems at the University of Madrid. He earned his diploma in Advanced Studies - DEA (June 2009). Currently Lopez-Vargas is teaching at the School of Computer Science UTPL. He is a member of Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Web and Knowledge Based Systems of UTPL, and director of thesis projects third level (related to Semantic Web Services, Web 2.0 and Social Network Analysis). He has conducted research in Open Educational Resources Online, Knowledge Representation Models and Social Network Analysis. Lopez-Vargas is a scholarship holder of the National Secretariat of Science and Technology (SENESCYT). In the Projects Unit and Systems UPSI - UTPL, he was an Analyst / Programmer Academic Management System, until 2004.

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Nelson O Piedra Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja

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Janneth Alexandra Chicaiza Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

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Impact of the assessment of the use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Latin AmericasAbstractThe modernization of the European education system is allowing undertake new missionssuch as university responsibility. Higher education institutions have felt the need to open andprovide educational resources. And OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Open EducationalResources (OER) in general contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and publicconstruction, providing a social good. Openness also means sharing, reuse information andcreate content in an open environment to improve and maintain the quality of education, atthe same time provide an advertising medium for higher education institutions.OpenCourseWare Consortium himself and other educational organizations stress theimportance of taking measurement and evaluation programs for an institution OCW. Twomain reasons are argued:- Allows you to monitor the usefulness and usability of Open Educational Resources (OER)and the efficiency of the publishing process, helping to identify and implement improvementsthat may be relevant over time.- Measure the use and impact of the parties involved in the OCW site helps ensure theircommitment.This paper presents a project that aims to tackle the above problems by extending the impactof resource materials OpenCourseWare Spanish and Latin American university system in thenew innovative teaching strategies and mission of university social responsibility providingupdated information on the use and impact of OCW materials, and showing the true potentialinherent in the current OCW repositories in Latin American universities.The results obtained let share with the academic units catalogs OCW and OER repositories ofknowledge areas. It is intended that teachers have educational materials for selection anddesign strategies in the learning guides their subjects, promote the creation of quality opencontent to help achieve the mission of universities and their social responsibility, and makemore accessible, discoverable and interoperable repositories OCW (Open educationalmaterials) of Spanish and Latin American universities to link them to the Semantic Web.

Tovar, E., & Lopez-Vargas, J. A., & Piedra, N. O., & Chicaiza, J. A. (2013, June), Impact of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Latin Americas through Social Network Analysis Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19700

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