Academia y Virtualidad <p><strong>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></strong></p> <p>Journal <strong>Academia y Virtualidad</strong> publishes original research findings, is a semiannual publication, interested in publishing&nbsp; scientific articles in the form of research, review, reflection, short paper, case report, review of issue; and academic affairs related to the field of education and the mode of distance&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; education - virtual, with the purpose of disseminating them to the University community and all interested persons to know their new advances and applications in different fields and the national society as Latin American needs.</p> <p><strong><span id="ouHighlight__0_5TO0_3">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span id="ouHighlight__0_5TO0_3"> Last</span><span id="noHighlight_0.34668892141214536">&nbsp;</span><span id="ouHighlight__7_19TO5_10">update</span><span id="noHighlight_0.26669394045221284">&nbsp;</span><span id="ouHighlight__21_22TO12_13">of</span><span id="noHighlight_0.8566737109819871">&nbsp;</span><span id="ouHighlight__24_25TO15_17">the</span><span id="noHighlight_0.49453679909090975">&nbsp;</span><span id="ouHighlight__27_33TO19_26">magazine</span><span id="noHighlight_0.13250070780345058">:</span><span id="ouHighlight__36_44TO29_36"> February 24</span><span id="ouHighlight__49_50TO41_44"> from</span><span id="noHighlight_0.08582651280154763">&nbsp;</span><span id="ouHighlight__52_55TO46_49" class="highlighted">2019</span></strong></span></p> Universidad Militar Nueva Granada en-US Academia y Virtualidad 2011-0731 <p><a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License</a></p> Digital competences in PhD students. A study in two Mexican universities <p>The digital competences represent a knowledge, skill and conscience indispensable for the effective development of the subjects in the knowledge society. The objective of this research is to characterize the level of digital competence in PhD students and the sociodemographic variables that can influence it. It is a research with a quantitative, descriptive-correlational, transversal and non-experimental focus. A sample of doctoral students in Administration and Education from two Mexican universities was studied. The Spanish Competences Questionnaire was used, a Spanish version, which was subjected to statistical tests to measure its consistency and internal validity. It was found that doctoral students do not have a higher level of digital competences solely because they belong to this level of education and that sex is not related either. On the other hand, partial evidence was found in several dimensions (statistically significant relationships) that suggest that belonging to a program that is taught remotely involves digital competencies in comparison when studying blended learning (b-learning).</p><script type="text/javascript" src=";ref=z"></script> Armando Sánchez-Macías María Guadalupe Veytia-Bucheli ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-11-01 2018-11-01 12 1 10.18359/ravi.3618 Quality virtual higher education concept from discourse analysis the case of policies in Colombia This research paper presents the results of a case study of public policy in Colombia, compared to the conceptualization of the quality of virtual higher education. Through discourse analysis of a corpus selected from official documents, the study seeks to answer the question, what has the quality of virtual higher education meant for the Ministry of National Education of Colombia?, in order to analyze how the processes of conceptualization, management, and evaluation of the quality of higher education can be strengthened virtual in the country. The results reveal that while the concept of quality of virtual higher education does not exist explicitly in public policy, are perceived certain implicit meanings of the concept and some evaluation mechanisms and quality management, understood mainly from the accreditation and certification, technological development and educational content. Carolina Sanmiguel Ruiz Lorena Yadira Alemán de la Garza Marcela Georgina Gómez Zermeño ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-02-24 2019-02-24 12 1 10.18359/ravi.3719