Research plan on the digital transformation of faculty to advance to the global era Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2020 ACM.Achieving academic continuity in the face of the CoVid-19 pandemic demonstrated the universities' ability to respond to the challenges of sudden and disruptive external changes. More than ever, technology became the enabler of learning. Faculty and students quickly needed to develop new skills in the short term to finish the academic term that had been interrupted. The situation required integral digital transformation. The purpose of this document is to present the status of a doctoral-thesis research plan for creating a university digital transformation model supported by the measurement of media literacy. We propose a mixed study with a concurrent-triangulation, sequential-explanatory design that allows us to analyze quantitative and qualitative results and consider the impact of technologies that support media literacy on professors and digital education production teams within university programs. The expected results will lead to proposing a university digital transformation model that supports media literacy development in the academic community and training for the labor market in the digital age. The document is organized in nine sections: context and motivation that drives the dissertation research, state of the art, hypothesis, research objectives, research approach, and methods, results to date and their validity, dissertation status, expected contributions, and conclusions. The pre-research project, the preliminary planning of the research, and the research method and analysis proposal have been carried out.

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  • October 21, 2020