Carlos A. Villanueva, director of strategic development at TecVirtual University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, presents “24 Years of Experience in Distance Education: A Case in Latin America,” as part of the Practitioners’ Leading Edge Lecture Series. The lecture series, organized in conjunction with the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), highlights visionary thinkers in higher education who focus on real-life experiences about new ideas that inspire teachers to experiment with innovations.
Villanueva’s talk covers more than 20 years of his experience with distance education at Tecnológico de Monterrey, a multi-campus university based in Mexico and the largest private university in Latin America. He addresses the educational model components of Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Virtual University (TecVirtual), which include a mix of tradition and innovation, emphasizing the distance education models and the development of online content for different audiences. Villanueva also discusses how Monterrey Tech can reach more than 30 countries in distance education and more than half a million users per year.
Carlos A. Villanueva is the director of strategic development at TecVirtual University, Tecnológico de Monterrey System. He has been professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Knowledge Advisory Group and the WEF’s Global Agenda Council, actively representing the Tecnológico de Monterrey System. Prior to receiving his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Tulane University, Villanueva received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Master’s degrees in Information Systems and Administration, all from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
About Tecnológico de Monterrey System & TecVirtual University
Tecnológico de Monterrey is the largest private multi-campus university in Latin America with over 90,000 students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the institute has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country. TecVirtual University, launched in 1989, is one of the Spanish-speaking world’s foremost institutions in distance learning programs offered on the Internet. Credited with having expanded the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s academic coverage to over 30 countries, TecVirtual enrolls students in online graduate courses and other educational programs.