Short courses for virtual teaching

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MetaDocencia

MetaDocencia

Our Proposal

Our vision

We are an inclusive and collaborative community that improves education by empowering instructors from underserved countries.

Our mission

We are a non-profit organization that nurtures a community of Spanish-speaking educators by teaching concrete, evidence-based, and student-centered educational methods. We collaboratively develop open, reusable, and accessible resources to foster effective training practices.

What we offer

We aim to share practical tools to help teachers to teach online. We teach online synchronous workshops in Spanish. We designed these workshops with higher education teachers in mind, but instructors teaching outside of higher education and students who want to collaborate in classes can also participate.

Our virtual courses are short and centered in the design of materials and classroom management to maximise students’ learning without anyone getting exhausted.

All our courses are free and our materials are openly licensed. That is, you can reuse or edit any material, with the condition that you include a reference to this website in any material you generate by reusing our content.

Our courses help to improve the learning process both in in-person and online classes. We use modern evidence-based teaching techniques that improve educational outcomes.

In addition, we aim to create a cross-disciplinary knowledge-sharing teaching community. We know, and the evidence also supports, that better results are obtained when we teach together.

What we don’t offer

  • In-depth courses. Our courses are all introductory.
  • Theoretical contents. Our courses are 100% practical.
  • Certificates of any kind.

Which model do we follow

We are guided by these teaching principles:

  • Be kind: all else is details.
  • Remember that you are not your learner…
  • …that most people would rather fail than change…
  • …and that ninety percent of magic consists of knowing one extra thing.
  • Never teach alone.
  • Never hesitate to sacrifice truth for clarity.
  • Make every mistake a lesson.
  • Remember that no lesson survives the first contact with learners…
  • …that every lesson is too short for the teacher and too long for the learner…
  • …and that nobody will be excited about the lesson than you are.

We follow this code of conduct.

These principles arise from the experience of The Carpentries, which has been training teachers for two decades and are developed in the free book Teaching Tech Together.

Part of our course materials are based on RStudio Education materials.

Who we are

Core Team

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Yanina Bellini Saibene

Researcher at Inta - Founder

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Elio Campitelli

MS in Atmospheric Sciences - Founder

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Laura Ación

Adjunct Research Scientist - Founder

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Nicolás Palopoli

Adjunct Researcher

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Paola Corrales

MS in Atmospheric Sciences - Founder

Contributors

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Patricia A. Loto

Licenciate in Information Systems

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Alejandra Wrobel

Systems Analyst and Information Security and Cybersecurity Specialist

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Amit Kohli

Environmental Engineer - Data Scientist

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Celeste Molina Favero

Researcher at INTA in Balcarce and professor of Biochemistry at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

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Irene Vazano

Technician in library science.

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Mariela Rajngewerc

Masters in Applied Mathematics

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Romina Pendino

University Bachelor in Social Communication

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Violeta Roizman

Master in Applied Mathematics

Advisory Team

Courses

Introduction to online teaching essentials

Introductory online synchronous workshop for general online teaching.

Online teaching 101

Online synchronous workshop for general online teaching.

Publications

Share educational material and maintain authorship

Sharing your educational material so that others can use it is a powerful and generous idea. In this post we tell you how to do it while maintaining your authorship.

Teaching online, smoothly

In this post Mauro Lepore tells us about his experience teaching a course using what he learned at MetaDocencia.

Our first month teaching to teach

We are one month old! We came a long way and we tell you about it here

Press (in Spanish)

La Capital

Capacitación docente sobre enseñanza virtual

INTA Anguil

Investigadora de INTA Anguil participa de Metadociencia, un proyecto para capacitar a docentes en educación virtual

eldoce.tv

La felicidad compartida se multiplica, la pena compartida disminuye

La Pampa Noticias

MetaDocencia: Cómo virtualizar la educación

Sponsors

E.E.A. INTA Anguil Ing, Agr. Guillermo Covas
Open Bioinformatics Foundation
OBF fellowship to Laura Acion

Previous sponsors

Rladies Buenos Aires

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