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A Hyperlink-based Model for the Management of Teaching Documents in a University Centre

Modelo de gestión de documentos docentes en un centro universitario, basado en hipervínculo

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Documents containing teaching information (course guides, curricula, rules, etc.) constitute an essential resource in higher education, particularly for students. Their importance has been stressed over the last few years, on the one hand by the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which has re-emphasised the need for sources of teaching information, and on the other by the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), which provide easy access to such sources. Consequently, the management of such documents is now one of the key procedures that university centres need to apply to the organisation of teaching. With this in mind, the main objective of this article is to present a new centre-level model for the management of teaching documents, implemented via a new software package developed for that purpose: SGD2F2. This new model represents an attempt to overcome the drawbacks that many centres experience when using the current model to manage teaching documents. Although this proposal has been developed for a particular faculty, by making a few alterations it could be adapted for use by any university centre or body responsible for the management of teaching.

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Los documentos con información docente (guías docentes, temarios, normas, etc.) constituyen un recurso imprescindible en la enseñanza superior, especialmente para el alumnado. Su relevancia se ha acentuado en estos últimos años, por un lado, con la puesta en marcha del espacio europeo de educación superior (EEES), que ha relanzado la necesidad de fuentes de información docente, y, por otro, con la difusión del uso de las tecnologías de la informaciãn y la comunicaciãn (TIC), que ha facilitado el acceso a dichas fuentes. Por este motivo, la gestiãn de tales documentos constituye en la actualidad uno de los procedimientos clave en la organizaciãn de la docencia de centros universitarios. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar un nuevo modelo de gestiãn de documentos docentes en relaciãn con el centro implementado a través del desarrollo de un software: SGD2F2. Este modelo trata de solventar los inconvenientes evidenciados en el modelo de gestiãn de documentos docentes habitualmente utilizado en los centros. Aunque esta propuesta ha sido desarrollada en el ámbito de una facultad en concreto, podría ser aplicada, con algunas modificaciones, a cualquier centro u ãrgano universitario de gestiãn de docencia.

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Ocaña, F.A., del Moral García, A. A Hyperlink-based Model for the Management of Teaching Documents in a University Centre. Int J Educ Technol High Educ 9, 311–328 (2012). https://doi.org/10.7238/rusc.v9i2.1332

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