Cuatro años de experiencia del Bachillerato a Distancia de la UNAM en la Secretaría de Educación del Distrito Federal
Experiencias de bachillerato a distancia
Four years of experience in UNAM’s High School On Line Program sponsored by Mexico City’s Secretary de Educación • Luis Carreón Ramírez, Blanca María Elena Rodríguez López, Javier Rivera Macías y Fernando Sánchez Rodríguez
In this article we demonstrate the characteristics of UNAM’s high school on-line program. This program has been approved by the University Advisory Board and is sponsored by Mexico City’s Secretary of Education. During these past four years this program has demonstrated that it is a viable educational option, having received 58,000 solicitudes as of March, 2011. The program has been recognized for its educational quality :10,000 students enrolled on line and by the end of this year, over 1000 graduates.
We present an integrated educational scheme that includes three components: Social models, educational models and administrative models. Each student is able to select a model, collaborate with an academic expert and complete an excellent curricular plan. Every student may obtain a scholarship and an infrastructure exists which makes classrooms equipped with computers available without cost to students in all zones of Mexico City.
We would like to emphasize the social impact that on-line education has had, in Mexico City, through the mecanism of our high school on line program. We have created a digital culture for the student who previously has not had access to a high school education . We have bettered his family life, improved his functioning as a citizen and most of all, given him multiple career choices.
Key Words: High school on line, social impact, educational, social, pedagogical and administrative models, innovation, student profile, counselor, tutor, operative coordinator, technical assistant, alternative education, digital culture.