Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009

CASE 5: Red Virtual de Tutores / The Virtual Tutoring Network

CASE 5: Red Virtual de Tutores / The Virtual Tutoring Network

by Sylvia Currie -
Number of replies: 2
Our 5th case for the Exploring Networks of Online Communities seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 17:00 PDT (your time zone). We welcome Martha Isabel Tobón Lindo (M.Sc.), General Director Red Virtual de Tutores, and Dr. Alvaro H. Galvis Panqueva, Academic Director Red Virtual de Tutores.

The session is in Elluminate and in Spanish. Here's a short URL to pass around to your colleagues via email and twitter: http://tinyurl.com/9m668l

Here is the description in both Spanish and English (Big thanks to Alvaro for the translation!)

Red Virtual de Tutores, una comunidad de práctica en educación superior en Colombia

Summary
This presentation will be framed in the Colombian strategy to enhance higher education, in which virtual communities play a significant role. The conceptual design of the Virtual Tutoring Network (in Spanish, Red Virtual de Tutores--RVT) will be shared by its leaders. It will be also explained the technological strategy that supports the implementation of this design and how it could be expanded to support a network of virtual communities. Presenters will share lessons learned through three years of RVT operation.

Esta presentación se enmarca en la estrategia para el mejoramiento de la educación superior colombiana, en la cual las comunidades virtuales juegan un rol importante. Los líderes de la Red Virtual de Tutores (RVT) explicarán el diseño conceptual de esta comunidad de práctica, así como la estrategia tecnológica en que se apoya la implementación de dicho diseño. También comentarán cómo se ha pensado que esta arquitectura sea utilizada para dar soporte al lanzamiento de una malla de comunidades virtuales. Los ponentes compartirán las lecciones que han aprendido de esta vivencia a lo largo de tres años de existencia de la RVT.

About the presenters
Martha Isabel Tobón Lindo is the director of Univirtual at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP). Univirtual is the online learning division of UTP. She is an Industrial Engineer and was awarded a M.Sc in Education and Communication. She is the general manager of RVT.

Dr. Alvaro H. Galvis is the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Winston-Salem State University. His background is in Computer Science Engineering and was awarded a Doctorate in Education with emphasis on Adult Education. He is the academic leader of RVT.

Martha Isabel Tobón Lindo es directora de Univirtual en la Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. Univirtual es la unidad académica a través de la cual la UTP ofrece programa en la red. Es Ingeniero Industrial y tiene maestría en Comunicación Educativa. Es la directora general de la RVT.

Alvaro H Galvis dirige el Centro de Excelencia para la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje en la Universidad Estatal de Winston-Salem. Su formación de base es en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación, con Doctorado en Educación, con énfasis en Educación de adultos. Es el líder académico de la RVT.
In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: CASE 5: Red Virtual de Tutores / The Virtual Tutoring Network

by Sylvia Currie -
I listened to the presentation and with the visuals I was able to follow some of it. I really do need to learn Spanish! :-) It looked like you had a nice gathering of about 20 participants. Here is the recording, and if the slides are available it would be great to link to those as well.

Thank you so much, Martha and Alvaro, for sharing your work on the Virtual Tutoring Network project, and Diego for moderating the session!