BbWorld is an extraordinary event where one can learn and become familiar with the trends in education technology for communications and information. As leader in my institution, sharing successful experiences with other universities from around the world and meeting experts of education has been of great importance to develop projects at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. As the challenge of quality in higher education is focused on the use of teaching and learning tools, I look forward that in 2012, I will find experiences that demonstrate innovation in education and the formation of competencies. See you soon!
Maritza Rondon Rangel
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
An interview with Alejandro Moreno Martínez, Director of the Department of Psychology in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Monterrey
What technologies at the University of Monterrey are you currently using and how have they impacted education?
We’re currently in transition from Web-CT to Blackboard 9.1; distance, blended and face-to-face courses in Blackboard system had meant a great support not only for our students, but for the systematization and overview of the teaching practice. At UDEM Psychology Department, this experience has leaded to the formation of virtual faculty groups. We’re now migrating those to Blackboard 9.1… and we have a great expectation as Faculty to work on Wikis!
What calls to your attention most about participating at BbWorld 2012?
BbWorld 2011 motivated me to participate. It was a great chance to measure the impact of Blackboard in the future of Higher Education, get to know technical and strategic details on various platforms, apps and programs, and enjoy the great ambiance!
What are your expectations for the event?
I have high expectations on the keynote speakers, networking, talks on the inclusion of tablets and other gadgets in classrooms, learning of new collaborative or individual learning strategies through Blackboard, without forgetting the Cajun Food.
Tell us why education leaders should attend BbWorld 2012
BbWorld events are a great chance to perceive the trends on Technology and Education, as well as a great opportunity to relate to colleagues of other institutions at an international level.