Los Estudios Interactivos a Distancia en la Universidad de Los Andes Diciembre 2001

Beatriz Sandia, Jonás Montilva
Internet and desktop videoconferencing are introducing significant changes in higher education. Many universities, all around the world, are now offering courses and programs based on Distance Education and the use of advanced information technologies. Many factors have driven changes in Distance Education, including the globalization and growth of the information society, the accessibility to the new technologies and the need of continuing education that addresses the interest of many
more » ... st of many professionals. In Venezuela, there is a growing demand for distance learning and training courses at a graduate level. This demand comes mainly from industry, educational institutions and private organizations. This paper describes the Universidad de Los Andes experiences in using information and communication technologies to cover the continuing and training