Los MOOC para profesores en ejercicio: el caso de Uganda y las lecciones para África

MOOCs for in-service teachers: The case of Uganda and lessons for Africa

Benedict Oyo, Billy Mathias Kalema y John Byabazaire

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22550/REP75-1-2017-07

En la actualidad, los ordenadores e Internet han penetrado en los centros de secundaria en África, pero con un mayor énfasis en la competencia digital del alumnado que en la del profesorado. Al mismo tiempo, los estudios previos sobre competencia digital docente son insuficientes, con un enfoque más acusado en la formación antes del ejercicio docente que durante la práctica profesional.

Esta situación impele a la investigación e implementación de iniciativas efectivas y sostenibles para la mejora de la competencia digital y el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida durante la práctica profesional del profesorado africano. Este artículo presenta una plataforma MOOC conocida como TEP (Teachers’ E-Learning Portal) enfocada a la competencia digital y el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida para el profesorado en ejercicio de Uganda.

TEP está construido para ambientes con un acceso deficiente a los ordenadores, Internet y asistencia técnica. Por este motivo, TEP es accesible online y offline, está dirigido por universidades locales acreditadas en colaboración con centros de secundaria y funciona con los recursos existentes en las escuelas (personal técnico, ordenadores e Internet).
Los resultados del desarrollo de un curso MOOC en TEP indican que independientemente de la edad, cuando los profesores reciben una atención adecuada dentro de las escuelas y de forma externa por la universidad, pueden mejorar su competencia digital y, por consiguiente, garantizar una formación continua.

Además, los resultados muestran que las tasas de finalización del profesorado son altas (89%) y se genera un gran volumen de material digital, lo que confirma al TEP como una plataforma MOOC efectiva, atractiva y autosostenible para la formación del profesorado en ejercicio en contextos de especial dificultad. El artículo finaliza con un análisis de la incidencia del TEP en África.

 

 

Cómo citar este artículo: Oyo, B., Kalema, B. M., & Byabazaire, J. (2017). Los MOOC para profesores en ejercicio: el caso de Uganda y las lecciones para África | MOOCs for in-service teachers: The case of Uganda and lessons for AfricaRevista Española de Pedagogía, 75 (266), 121-141. doi: https://doi.org/10.22550/REP75-1-2017-07

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Benedict Oyo. Universidad de Gulu, Uganda.
Billy Mathias Kalema. Universidad de Tshwane de Tecnología, Pretoria, Sudáfrica.
John Byabazaire. Universidad de Gulu, Uganda.