The UNESCO-UNIR Chair in e-Learning renews for a term of four years

28 / 09 / 2021

Through the Institute of Research, Innovation and Educational Technology, UNIR-iTED promotes the support and training of teachers and researchers on models, learning strategies, and online Higher Education.

Daniel Burgos renews his appointment as director of the UNESCO-UNIR Chair in e-Learning. Since October 2013, this chair has guaranteed the same level of commitment and proactivity for the following four years.

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs program was created in 1992 with the aim of facilitating research, training, and program development in higher education by establishing strong university networks in key fields related to UNESCO’s fields of competence. More than 850 institutions from 117 countries participate under its network, including the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) and, more specifically, the Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Technology (UNIR-iTED), which coordinates this action.

Recently, as a result of this activity, several articles and books have been published, as well as participation in a large number of events, including: The Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts (category II) Related to a Draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, the ESD Marketplace at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, the UNESCO OER Dynamic Coalition Webinar on OER Courses, the UNESCO International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education, or the 40th CG-Ministerial Meeting on Inclusion and Mobility in Higher Education.

It is support for the work carried out by UNIR in the support and training of teachers and researchers in online learning, teaching models, and strategies.

The director comments on his impressions regarding this continuation in his functions: “The renewal of this chair position for the next four years entails support for the work carried out by UNIR in the support and training of professors and researchers on models and strategies of online learning and teaching. In recent years, UNIR has strengthened this direct relationship with local communities and institutions at an international level, to build joint methodologies and tools, on which to learn, produce and share.”

About the UNESCO-UNIR Chair in e-Learning

This position encourages the global adoption and implementation of e-Learning techniques, strategies, methodologies, tools, and resources in order to promote universal access to education.

It develops and maintains a research network that facilitates collaboration between renowned researchers, UNIR research teams and other university institutions, companies, user associations and other agents.

It promotes cooperation with local and international institutions, mainly in Europe and Latin America, with stable relations with Africa, the Middle East and Asia, facilitating scientific exchanges between students, professors, and researchers, as well as the participation of the administration, experts, and professionals of the sector.