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Title: The virtual modality in higher education of the Dominican Republic: current situation, needs and challenges
Autores: Bastardo Cedeño, Mártires
Rodríguez-Conde, M. J.
Seoane-Pardo, A. M.
Researchers (UNIBE): Bastardo Cedeño, Mártires 
Affiliations: Vicerrectoría Académica 
Research area: Ciencias Sociales
Keywords: Virtual modality; Online education; Higher Education; Latin America
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Association for Computer Machinnery (ACM)
Source: TEEM'19: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, 1035-1039
Related Publication(s): TEEM'19: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
Start page: 1035
End page: 1039
Conference: 7th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM), October, 16-18, 2019, León, Spain.
The investigation will be developed according to the following plan is placed within the Latin American context, specifically in Dominican Republic. In this country the incursion of universities in virtual education modality is beginning to the lag behind. Is very few the numbers of High educational institutions have applied, within their academy offers, some online education programme. In that sense, the principal objective of this investigation is to verify the current state of virtual modality in higher education in the Dominican Republic. To Know the main challenges, it faces and the needs this modality of education presents to adapt the student population demands and to be in accordance to the Knowledge society, in an era where the rise of modern information and communication technologies conditions all the social activities and, therefore, the educational processes. The specific objectives, as well as the questions that are raised, are focused on 5 mains axes. This investigation plan proposes a mixed research methodology and combines quantitative and qualitative methods. The research is intended to be descriptive and exploratory, so there are no hypotheses, but research questions that will be answered following an appropriate methodology for this research.
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