LACLO Sesión 4: Aplicaciones tecnológica para la educación : nuevas perspectivas

  • Evaluation of ways of Accreditation of Competences acquired in Open Education, in times of covid-19. Ecuador

    • Autor(es): Richar Guaya, Nelson Piedra and Elizabeth Cadme
    • Abstract: Nowadays, individuals have the possibility of beingtrained through formal and non-formal educational systemsaccording to their needs. The educational sector needs to im-prove its accreditation systems by integrating -in format andinfrastructure- skills and knowledge in which each individualhas been trained throughout their lives. Digital badges are analternative to represent skills or knowledge an individual hasearned. This work describes a proposal to solve this social andacademic challenge using blockchain technology and semanticweb to solve problems of interoperability, traceability, andtransfer. The proposed model integrates people, processes, andentities to create an ecosystem of competencies and skills acquiredin open education. The use of digital badges for the recognitionof competencies outside the scope of the issuing institution isproposed, taking advantage of the portability of open credentialtechnology.
    • Expositor(a): Richar Guaya


  • Use of blockchain technology for Academic Certification in Higher Education Institutions. Ecuador

    • Autor(es): María Paula Jaramillo and Nelson Piedra
    • Abstract: Blockchain (BC) technology promises great new technological benefits in different areas such as agriculture, health, government and education, however, there are some challenges that need to be overcome. In the field of education, this technology makes it possible to eliminate bottlenecks in some processes, in addition, it provides greater security in the transactions carried out and protection of the information of the institutions. This article presents a proposal for the application of BC technology in the field of Higher Education, specifically in academic certification, in which the main actors are identified, and the process to implement this technology, benefits and challenges in the case of academic certification are explained. This case provides valuable help in understanding the precise and coherent functioning of BC technology and its contribution to higher education.
    • Expositor(a): María Paula Jaramillo


  • Ontology design proposal to formalize knowledge and manage responses in a conversational interface of the Open Campus Initiative. Ecuador

    • Autor(es): Rommel Andre Herrera Salinas and Nelson Piedra
    • Abstract: Chatbots are the new technology looking to change the way we interact and get information from systems. Especially in education, chatbots need to be avaliable 24/7 to answer information needs of students. Ontologies are widely used when developing chatbots by structuring information in order to facilitate an answer for the user. In this work an ontology for chatbots is presented as part of an achitercture designed to design and train chatbots with different domains. This ontology is intended to link to an existing Knowledge Base described in RDF. When linking an actual Knowledge Base to this ontology, it is possible to create answer and dialog mechanism. With this new enhaced Knowledge Base, and the architecture developed for this chatbot it is possible to answer demands of information by identifying and structuring information from raw text. The pilot chatbot and the Knowledge Base developed in this work are intented to answer information about an open course iniciative.
    • Expositor(a): Rommel Andre Herrera Salinas


  • TutNorBD: Assistant for teaching and learning process of relational database normalization up to 3NF from a universal table. Ecuador

    • Autor(es): Danilo Mendoza and Nelson Piedra
    • Abstract: Relational database normalization is a formal data organization process that seeks to make the database more flexible by eliminating data redundancy and inconsistencies. Informally, a relational database relationship is often described as "normalized" if it conforms to the third normal form. Most relationships in 3NF are free of insert, update, and delete anomalies. In this work the design of a normalization assistant is presented. The purpose of the presented proposal is to support the teaching and learning process of relational database normalization, making the user take his universal data table to third normal form in an agile and simple way.
    • Expositor(a): Danilo Mendoza


  • Systematic Search Process for Doctoral Theses in Centralized Repositories. A Study Case in the Context of Educational Innovation generated by ICT. Ecuador

    • Autor(es): Mariela Tapia-Leon and Janneth Chicaiza
    • Abstract: Educational innovation is a set of ideas, processes, and strategies applied in academic centers to improve teaching and learning processes. The application of Communication and Information Technologies in the field of educational innovation has been fundamental to promote changes that lead to the improvement of administrative and academic processes. However, some studies show the deficient and not very innovative use of technologies in the Latin American region. To determine the existing gap, the authors are executing a project that tries to know the current state of the art on this topic. This study corresponds to the first step of the project. Here, the authors describe the systematic search process designed to find the doctoral theses that have been developed on educational innovation generated by ICT. To meet this objective, the process has three phases: (1) identification of centralized repositories of doctoral theses in Spanish, (2) evaluation of selected repositories according to specific search criteria, and (3) selecting centralized repositories where it is possible to find theses on educational innovation and ICT. The analysis of 5 of the 222 repositories found indicates that each system offers different search characteristics, and the results show that the best option is to combine the sets of results since the theses come from different institutions. Finally, considering that the abilities of users to manage information systems can be diverse, providers and administrators of repositories should enhance their search services in such a way that all users can find and use the resources published.
    • Expositor(a): Janneth Chicaiza


En 2020, CLEI y LACLO serán realizados conjuntamente potencializando el intercambio entre ambas comunidades, en Loja - Ecuador