The UdG Agora is the site for University of Guadalajara (UdG) Student Centred and Mobile Learning Diploma. The goal of this faculty development program is for UdG professors to confidently integrate student centred and mobile learning strategies and activities in their courses.
Through the use of practical examples, challenges and experiential learning, the program will provide learners with the tools they need to meaningfully plan, design, implement and share student centred and mobile learning in their courses. Learners will collaborate, share, and contribute openly to a community of practice that fosters the enrichment of student centred learning experiences with the use of mobile learning technologies (iPads).
The program adopts the Agora as a metaphor for an open, collaborative, community space where learning happens through interaction and engagement with others. The Agora for this program are both face-to-face (f2f) and online spaces.
UDG Agora By the Numbers
- Over 400 UDG professors participated in 2015 and 2016
- 19 hands on studios all openly shared.
- 14,615 tweets under #udgagora
- 61 activities in the Challenge Bank with 3262 responses. See the top participants on the Leaderboard.
- There were 257 Daily Tries with almost 2000 responses from 180 different people.
- 190 openly published final project reports in Comparte.
Our first cohort for 320 UdG faculty ran from July-December 2015. It began with 2 sets of one week of face-to-face sessions in July, followed by 8 weeks of online from August to October, and culminating with 2 days of in person summary activities in December.
The second cohort of this blended program ran from June -December 2016. It began with 4 days of face-to-face sessions in June, followed by 8 weeks of online from August to October, and culminating with 1 day of in person summary activities in December.
If you are not a UdG faculty member registered for this program, you can still participate by:
- following @AgoraUdG and #UdGAgora on Twitter
- completing the Studios, Daily Try, and/or Challenges on the site
How to Participate in the Agora
- How to Get Started
- How to Ask for Help
- How to Get Your Technology Ready
- Agora Site Map
- Suggested Agora iPad Apps
- How To Tweet In the Agora