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CHEN MOK, Susan. Teaching innovation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: The case of the introduction to computing and informatics course. Educación [online]. 2022, vol.46, n.2, pp.425-440. ISSN 2215-2644.

This paper aims to document the teaching innovations applied to the course Introduction to Computing and Informatics in the curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Informatics at the University of Costa Rica, Pacific Campus, due to the national emergency caused by COVID-19. The researcher seeks to publicize the methodologies developed and the information and communication technologies used to serve as feedback or guidance for those who wish to carry out teaching innovations in their courses. Moreover, the research is descriptive corresponding to a case study, to do this, the concepts of teaching innovation from secondary sources were reviewed, which made it possible to identify the innovations carried out. The pandemic prompted the implementation of a series of teaching innovations, which included the creation, design, and implementation of teaching resources and formative and evaluation activities. Regarding the data, it was obtained from the direct experience of the teacher through conversations, analysis, and discussion for the implementation of each of the innovations. Finally, the author described the innovations, which transformed the course from the face-to-face education modality to the virtual modality.

Keywords : Pedagogical Innovation; Online Learning; Higher Education; Educational Strategies.

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