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> en-US <p><a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License</a></p> (Carlos Gaviria) (Academia y Virtualidad) Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:42:36 -0500 OJS 60 Administrative-accounting practice: linking theory and practice in the professors’ initial training <p>This article focuses on the findings of a research project whose purpose was to reveal how external practices contribute to the linking theory and practice in the initial teacher training. In addition, identify the perceptions and assessments that those involved in this process make about this formative experience. The method combines quantitative and qualitative techniques, with the intention of understanding reality in the study. It involves the participation of distance program students, teacher advisors and tutors of the practice centers. The research results show that the implementation of this training experience has contributed greatly to strengthen and strengthen the disciplines of the field, as well as the development of generic competences.</p> Lorenzo Estrada, Carla Leticia Paz Delgado Copyright (c) 2019 Academia y Virtualidad Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:59:31 -0500 El Influence of the pedagogical use of ICT in students' meaningful learning of technical media in Zipaquirá, Colombia <p>This article presents the results of a doctoral research developed between 2014 and 2017; the objective was to determine to what extent the pedagogical use of ICTs influenced the significant learning of students in Zipaquirá, Colombia; the previous, in the framework of the pedagogical project Entrepreneurs in the Cloud, Community Managers in the technical media. A thorough bibliographic review of the state of the art and theoretical framework was made, both of the 5 dimensions of the independent variable and of the 6 dimensions of the dependent variable; This revision involved a number of 258 official sources in the document. In methodological terms, the design of the research is experimental, at a quasi-experimental level, with a mixed approach and method of data collection. It also specifies the details of the results analysis phase, taking into account the collection techniques of the approach, this in order to measure indicators and dimensions of each variable. The results revealed a direct link between the pedagogical use of ICT and the improvement of the level of significant learning in the experimental group of the sample; the general synthesis of analysis, discussion and conclusions presented thus concretes.</p> Wilder Banoy Suarez Copyright (c) 2019 Academia y Virtualidad Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:17:10 -0500 What STEM Wins with Gamification <p>In the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) approach, whose objective is to train, in an integrated way, citizens who can face the XXI century challenges, gamification is an increasingly frequent resource in all educational levels and it is a key element to improve the teaching-learning process. Through an analysis of the literature, this paper justifies how gamification brings benefits to learn subjects in Secondary Education and confirms its potentiality in meaningful learning, the increase of motivation and the development of transversal competences.</p> Mercedes Fuentes-Hurtado, Juan González-Martínez Copyright (c) 2019 Academia y Virtualidad Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:35:51 -0500