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.
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.