Coordinación y tutoría: fusión de roles como una opción viable en el Bachillerato a Distancia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Coordination and Tutorial:
Role-Merging as a Viable Option in the Bachillerato a Distancia
from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Lucía Pérez Rodríguez
Apoyo a la Coordinación de Matemáticas y Ciencias
de la Coordinación de Bachillerato a Distancia de la UNAM

"The truth is this is one of the best things that’s happened to me this year.  This is a unique opportunity; you rarely get one like it. I’m very happy with my family and myself. Of course I’m pleased to be one of the few that can attend this school”.
Student at a CODAF Center in Veracruz


This paper presents my experience as coordinator and tutor of the project Juntos en línea, highlighting the importance of mentoring as support and monitoring of the learning and growth process, as well as the advantages and disadvantages resulting from the implementation of a distance-teaching program within a group.

Juntos en línea is a pilot project launched at the end of 2011 by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), through the Bachillerato a Distancia Coordination, with the goal of bringing the program B@UNAM to communities, especially rural, where access to High School Education is almost impossible. To achieve this, the UNAM signed an agreement with the National Scholarship Fund (Fonabec), responsible for installing Fonabec Digital Learning Community Centers (CODAF), equipped with computers and broadband Internet.  Currently there are six CODAF Centers in different states of Mexico, where students attend 5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. We have achieved excellent results and we hope that this project can scale-up, because our goal is for students to learn, coexist and grow together online.

Keywords: Communities, Rural, CODAF Centers, Distance Baccalaureate, Pilot Project, Students, Role-Merging