Title: Equal access to quality higher education: consolidation of the sustainable development goals, case of virtual software engineering of the Manuela Beltrán University

Authors: Brigitte J. Rodríguez Mendoza; José D. Rodríguez Munca; Javier A. Ochoa Ávila; Alejandro De Mendoza Tovar

Addresses: Secretaría de Educación Distrital de Bogotá, Av. El Dorado No. 66-63 Bogotá, Colombia ' Universidad Manuela Beltrán (UMB), Campus Chía, Cajicá, Kilómetro 2, Centro Chía, Cajicá, Colombia ' Universidad Manuela Beltrán (UMB), Campus Chía, Cajicá, Kilómetro 2, Centro Chía, Cajicá, Colombia ' Universidad Manuela Beltrán (UMB), Campus Chía, Cajicá, Kilómetro 2, Centro Chía, Cajicá, Colombia

Abstract: The Manuela Beltrán University, located in Cajicá, Colombia, is a national example for academic accessibility support, and its virtual modality in educational programs offer support in sustainable development goals (SDGs) under the parameters of UNESCO. This document is a description of its virtual unity trained in the design, creation, administration, and advisement of virtual programs, in new technologies, in this case of the software engineering program. The investigation is done under multimethod and mixed methods research case study descriptive methodology. To define the phenomenon and the real-life context reviewing the framework and national conception of 'software engineering' within the context of quality education in Colombia, justification of teaching-learning processes of software engineering, need of the program under the virtual modality at the national level, and achievements of the Virtual Software Engineering Program of the UMB.

Keywords: sustainable development goals; SDGs; educational access; software engineering; quality education; virtual modality.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2020.113479

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.16 No.4, pp.281 - 302

Received: 28 Dec 2018
Accepted: 09 Oct 2019

Published online: 01 Mar 2021 *

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