Luz Patricia Pardo Martínez María Victoria Huertas de Mora
The research behind this book focuses on case studies aiming at characterizing social management processes in Colombian organizations, identifying categories on which transformations have been made, proposing broad lines for their strengthening in relation to responsibility to the human being and his environment, and identifying development and management trends as new benchmarks in the field of business administration.
We tried to answer this question in Catalonia (Spain) based on an empirical work presented in “Aproximación al mercado laboral del Educador Social,” which was published in the online journal Aula Magna 2.0 of the Educación en Red scientific journals, promoted by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) with the editing support of Lorenzo García Aretio and the late Ramón Pérez Juste.
The vertigo of 21st century globalization is responsible for an unprecedented turn in demography. Few people have realized that, as a result of ICTs, the advances in science and the frenzy of modern life, there are more and more migrants, the population is aging and fewer children are born. These three demographic phenomena are irreversible.
The world of books is living a silent revolution, and the main figures of such revolution are readers. In the traditional book ecosystem, they were valued as distant, blurry subjects… Today, due essentially to the Internet and social media, readers have gained importance and imposed themselves on authors and, even, on texts.
The printed book has required more than 500 years to consolidate its power and, in turn, to contemplate its crisis. This crisis should not be understood as decadence (the end of books), but as an opportunity to look at its renewal. This can be done from a dynamic perspective that sees new cultural products—the electronic book, to name one—as reinventions of others because it joins together new communication systems that allow their resurrection and adaptation to a different historical environment.
We can safely state that current education is either provided with an inclusive approach or is not considered education. I think this statement is not unfounded. Let’s see: We live in societies that call themselves democratic, implying that they respect, value, and promote differences; that they require citizen participation for individual talents to contribute to the group; that they promote equal opportunities for the population as a whole; in short, that they need the concurrence of each individual, with their singularities, to become a society in which coexistence in diversity prevails as a dominant value…
The social, political, and educational reality that exists today in the world and affects students and teachers themselves is forcing educational institutions to try to adapt their teaching and learning processes to the divergent situations that society presents to politicians, theorists, and practitioners of education. Thus, the development of digital resources aimed at improving the didactic act has rapidly increased. This is evidenced by the articles found in journals such as EDMETIC, which has recently published a monograph discussing experiences in the development of content learning mediated by augmented reality and pointing out its great possibilities…