Globalizing Education, A True Challenge
The right to an education includes not only the right to learn, but also the ability to learn throughout ones lifetime. Globalizing this opportunity is the ideal state for a socalled modern society that aspirates to also be one of knowledge and investigation.
In hopes of forming graduates with a wholesome education, the Cuban Institute of Superior Education abides by a modern, innovative and techno-scientifically concentrated discipline. Furthermore, considering “teaching how to learn” necessary in order to form independent and creative individuals which are able to embrace modern demands in order to acquire knowledge and overcome competition.
The creation of the Short-Term Program of Superior Education (ESCC) is one of the many pieces of evidence of the educational revolution in Cuba. The educational subsystem, taking great part in the University of Artemisa in the present 2019- 2020 school year, includes diplomas such as: Basic Secondary School Geography, Civil History and Spanish professors, amongst others. With a twoyear minimum and three-year maximum course, the curriculum is based on educating individuals who would like to take part in the Cuban teaching system, but not necessarily need to be a university graduate. A person with this kind of education is known as a medium-high level graduate.
The perfectioning of their new distance learning program, based on modern pedagogy, relies on Technologies of Information and Communication (TIC); an extensive task for this university and its professional formation and development. Within the actions taken in order to implement the distanced learning curriculum with the use of TIC’s, the University of Artemisa advocates:- Training and events based on the use of Moodle for all teachers and students- The creation of tools and resources for educating- The inclusion of cellular phones in the educating process- The encouragement of research for developing investigative abilities- The access and use of information on digital platforms.
The transformations undergone by The Cuban Institute of Superior Education transcends all universities including the University of Artemisa, progressing through the development of processes such as their internationalization strategy. These transformations are evidenced by the collaboration between The Cuban Center of Superior Studies and The Institute of Antillanist Studies of General Gregorio Luperón in Dominican Republic, and cooperation between the University of Artemisa and the CubaPLUS Magazine. Likewise, Marcos Santana, conductor and producer of the channel 24 “Sentido Comun” program in Dominican Republic, has undertaken many meaningful efforts to establish relationships at an academic level between homologous institutions at an international level.
The University of Artemisa grows rapidly with academic quality and strength, elevating captivity, boosting its graduates’ profiles and providing more course options for newcomers.