Open University and Distance Education Coordination: strategies to consolidate distance education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

  • Citlalli Berruecos

Abstract

This case study describes three main strategies used from March 2002 to November 2003 at the Open University and Distance Education Coordination (CUAED) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to consolidate distance education at the University. The author explains how, in just 18 months, these three main strategies enabled the UNAM to emerge as model of distance education for other public and private institutions in Latin America.

Author Biography

Citlalli Berruecos
Ms Berruecos is currently coordinating the project aimed at creating the Distance University of Tlaxcala, Mexico. She is a co-author of one book and three manuals on distance education topics such as online accessibility, project development, copyright, and instructional design. She has a BA in English Literature from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Distance Education program at Athabasca University. From 2001 to May 2004, she was Director of planning at the Open University and Distance Education Coordination of the UNAM. Ms Berruecos can be reached via email at: citlalli_berruecos@yahoo.com
Published
2004-08-01
How to Cite
Berruecos, C. (2004). Open University and Distance Education Coordination: strategies to consolidate distance education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v5i2.184
Section
Research Notes