The new office, whose functions have been at the eaves of Digital Campus, will be under the dependence of the Vice-Rectory for Research and Postgraduate.
Considering the increase in the demand, supply and enrollment of distance education programs, added to the institutional need to respond to the demands of continuity of studies in postgraduate programs and postgraduate programs under this modality, the University of La Serena has created the new Office of Distance Education.
This office, whose functions have been at the eaves of Digital Campus, will be under the dependence of the Vice-Rectory for Research and Postgraduate.
In this regard, the Coordinator of this office, MTI. Humberto Farías Aroca, values his creation that “comes to consolidate the work done for four years. This has allowed us to have the most modern technological platform in the country to develop distance education, as well as a multidisciplinary process that allows us to generate first-line programs in the country and in the world within the framework of distance education. ”
It also highlights that the creation of this office will allow “to make a significant leap both in the quantity and quality of the programs that the University of La Serena offers in non-contact and semi-face-to-face format. It is a very interesting commitment of the ULS both to respond to graduates in the framework of continuing education and also to support the new training needs of the region and the country. ”
Within the work of the Office of Distance Education is technically linking the faculties, departments and units of the ULS with the national and international community, through the support and implementation of distance education programs. Likewise, coordinate, develop and define guidelines for the curricular design of these programs; create resources and audiovisual content that contribute to the transfer of institutional knowledge; generate linkage projects with the national and international productive social environment; and develop and coordinate technology transfer initiatives to training processes, in a complementary way to academic work.