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A Systemic Perspective for Understanding Digital Transformation in Higher Education: Overview and Subregional Context in Latin America as Evidence

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Faculty of Business and Communication, School of Engineering, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), 26006 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
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Faculty of Education, Universidad de Las Américas, Av. Manuel Montt, 946, Sede Providencia, Santiago 7500975, Chile
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Academic Editors: Fabrizio D’Ascenzo, Carlos Hervás-Gómez, María Dolores Díaz-Noguera, Pedro Román-Graván and María de los Ángeles Domínguez-González
Sustainability 2021, 13(23), 12956; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312956
Received: 1 October 2021 / Revised: 10 November 2021 / Accepted: 16 November 2021 / Published: 23 November 2021
Since virtual education has increased from a local to a global audience, it is of great importance to understand the role that cultural and social backgrounds play in the transition to digital education. Therefore, a review of preferences and evidence among different Latin American regions and nations increases understanding. This digital transformation can be assessed under several categories of cultural, social, and economic situations. Traditionally, universities are known as formal institutions with emerging education trends, but it is mandatory to address the managerial work and implications of the institutions themselves. Particularly, universities play a relevant role in understanding the effective digital transformation in communities, but the profile of the educational system is very important for configuring this process. This research points out the main dimensions that prevent societies from increasing their educational level. By using comparative data analysis and documentary references, this paper highlights a systemic perspective for understanding the digital transformation in higher education, but it also expands the range to managerial decisions about the role educational ecosystems play in this transformation. Moreover, this study provides an overview of how relational elements configure management in higher education institutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital transformation; higher education; Latin America; systemic perspective; cross-cultural comparison digital transformation; higher education; Latin America; systemic perspective; cross-cultural comparison
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Cerdá Suárez, L.M.; Núñez-Valdés, K.; Quirós y Alpera, S. A Systemic Perspective for Understanding Digital Transformation in Higher Education: Overview and Subregional Context in Latin America as Evidence. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312956

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Cerdá Suárez LM, Núñez-Valdés K, Quirós y Alpera S. A Systemic Perspective for Understanding Digital Transformation in Higher Education: Overview and Subregional Context in Latin America as Evidence. Sustainability. 2021; 13(23):12956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312956

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Cerdá Suárez, Luis Manuel, Karen Núñez-Valdés, and Susana Quirós y Alpera. 2021. "A Systemic Perspective for Understanding Digital Transformation in Higher Education: Overview and Subregional Context in Latin America as Evidence" Sustainability 13, no. 23: 12956. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132312956

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