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A Competency Framework for Teaching and Learning Innovation Centers for the 21st Century: Anticipating the Post-COVID-19 Age

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Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), Université de Toulouse, 31062 Toulouse, France
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Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago 7810000, Chile
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Department of International Business, Wärtsilä Campus, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, 80200 Joensuu, Finland
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Centre of Philosophy, School of Arts and Humanities, Universidade Aberta, 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal
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Telematics Department, Campus Leganés, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganés, Spain
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Economics and Business School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Laspau Affiliated with Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-6095, USA
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Institute Von Neumann, Universidad de Galileo, Ciudad de Guatemala 01010, Guatemala
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Telematics Department, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán 190002, Colombia
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Information and Communication Unit, Medical School, Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala 01012, Guatemala
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Education and Pegagogy Department, Universidad San Buenaventura de Cali, Cali 764501, Colombia
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Academic Editor: Flavio Canavero
Electronics 2022, 11(3), 413; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11030413
Received: 22 December 2021 / Revised: 17 January 2022 / Accepted: 19 January 2022 / Published: 29 January 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the globe moved towards “emergency online education”, experiencing a metamorphosis that advanced their capacities and competencies as never before. Teaching and Learning Centers (TLCs), the internal units that promote sustainable transformations, can play a key role in making this metamorphosis last. Existing models for TLCs have defined the competencies that they could help develop, focusing on teachers’, students’, and managers’ development, but have mislead aspects such as leadership, organizational processes, and infrastructures. This paper evaluates the PROF-XXI framework, which offers a holistic perspective on the competencies that TLCs should develop for supporting deep and sustainable transformations of HEIs. The framework was evaluated with 83 participants from four Latin American institutions and used for analyzing the transformation of their teaching and learning practices during the pandemic lockdown. The result of the analysis shows that the PROF-XXI framework was useful for identifying the teaching and learning competencies addressed by the institutions, their deficiencies, and their strategic changes. Specifically, this study shows that most institutions counted with training plans for teachers before this period, mainly in the competencies of digital technologies and pedagogical quality, but that other initiatives were created to reinforce them, including students’ support actions. View Full-Text
Keywords: teaching learning center (TLC); competence; pandemic teaching learning center (TLC); competence; pandemic
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Pérez-Sanagustín, M.; Kotorov, I.; Teixeira, A.; Mansilla, F.; Broisin, J.; Alario-Hoyos, C.; Jerez, Ó.; Teixeira Pinto, M.d.C.; García, B.; Delgado Kloos, C.; Morales, M.; Solarte, M.; Oliva-Córdova, L.M.; Gonzalez Lopez, A.H. A Competency Framework for Teaching and Learning Innovation Centers for the 21st Century: Anticipating the Post-COVID-19 Age. Electronics 2022, 11, 413. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11030413

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Pérez-Sanagustín M, Kotorov I, Teixeira A, Mansilla F, Broisin J, Alario-Hoyos C, Jerez Ó, Teixeira Pinto MdC, García B, Delgado Kloos C, Morales M, Solarte M, Oliva-Córdova LM, Gonzalez Lopez AH. A Competency Framework for Teaching and Learning Innovation Centers for the 21st Century: Anticipating the Post-COVID-19 Age. Electronics. 2022; 11(3):413. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11030413

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Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar, Iouri Kotorov, António Teixeira, Fernanda Mansilla, Julien Broisin, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Óscar Jerez, Maria do Carmo Teixeira Pinto, Boni García, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Miguel Morales, Mario Solarte, Luis Magdiel Oliva-Córdova, and Astrid Helena Gonzalez Lopez. 2022. "A Competency Framework for Teaching and Learning Innovation Centers for the 21st Century: Anticipating the Post-COVID-19 Age" Electronics 11, no. 3: 413. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11030413

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