VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS AS AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING SCENARIO IN ECUADORIAN HIGHER EDUCATION. CASE STUDY: UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA DE MANABÍ
Keywords:Virtual classrooms; interactive scenarios; Teaching and learning process; new technologies; higher education.
The purpose of this work is to analyze and investigate the way in which virtual classrooms have become an interactive learning scenario in Ecuadorian higher education. For this, the Technical University of Manabí and more specifically the Faculty of Humanistic and Social Sciences have been taken as a case study. In this academic unit, the virtual classroom used by the teacher is Moodle, a learning management tool whose details of its operation will be known throughout this study. From approachqualitative, descriptive methodological and from a bibliographicdocumentary approach, this study has investigated how virtual classrooms have served for both teachers and students to communicate adequately in virtual learning environments. In this sense, the incorporation of new technologies has made it possible to redesign the scenarios where the teaching and learning processes take place and even more so since the emergence of the pandemic caused by Covid-19. The analysis carried out has taken as a perspective the teachers of this faculty and the proposed temporary cut considered is the semester period between the months of November 2020 and March 2021.