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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44062

Mediation of Virtual Environments as Strategy to Develop Investigative Skills

Rosa Gonzales Llontop, Carlos Alberto Otero Gonzales, Carlomagno Sancho Noriega, River Chávez Santos, Santiago Restrepo Restrepo, Virginia Efigenia Mendoza Pescorán, Rosario Margarita Vilchez Delgado, Robert Smith Elera Castillo


The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic promoted the implementation of information technologies for academic processes, transforming paradigms and approaches at all formal levels of education. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze the development of research competencies in relation to the mediation of virtual learning environments. This was an exploratory-descriptive study, with a non-experimental design in the context of a case study; with an analysis from the interpretative paradigm and a mixed approach. A Likert-type virtual self-evaluation instrument was used; the study population consisted of 28 undergraduate students (84% female and 16% male), belonging to the Educational Research Workshop II course. One of the findings was the development of research competencies favored by the use of virtual learning environments. It was concluded that the development of research competencies is directly linked to the acquisition of technological competencies, which benefits the management of new didactic strategies for virtual learning environments.


Investigative competence, virtual environments, digital competences

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