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Educación Médica Superior

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VIALART VIDAL, María Niurka. Didactic strategies for the virtualization of the teaching-learning process in the times of COVID-19. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.3  Epub Oct 30, 2020. ISSN 1561-2902.

In face of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the agent that causes COVID-19 and which has provoked damage at a global level in political, socio-cultural and economic settings, different measures have been applied according to each country’s setting, with the intention to confront the effects of this disease and minimize its damage. Activities such as work and study have been modified and it has been necessary to innovate to use virtual scenarios, which implies a great challenge, especially for those who lack access to and/or technological knowledge. Teaching professors face the difficult and accelerated change of model, with adaptation of new didactic strategies, supported by several virtual supports. Amidst this epidemiological contingency and the consequent challenge for teaching professionals in the face of a different pedagogy, the objective of this work was to present didactic strategies mediated by information and communication technologies, for the virtualization of the teaching-learning process. Virtualization is manifested as an extension of the face-to-face classroom, supported mainly by distance communication as established between the actors of the process and who use didactic resources virtually, to develop activities with new forms and formats for content distribution, in which students manage their knowledge; therefore, it must be considered as an opportunity that shortens distances, enriches the teaching-learning process, allows the development of study programs, strengthens relationships, and instills collaboration among all actors.

Keywords : information technology; coronavirus; distance education; learning; educational technology.

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