Emergency Online Learning at the Universidad De La República, Uruguay: Challenges for the Post-Pandemic Digital University

Virginia Rodés-Paragarino
Universidad de la República

Gustavo García-Lutz
Universidad de la República


Between 2005 and 2020, hybrid education at the Universidad de la República (Udelar), Uruguay, became universalized through the Virtual Learning Environments Program (ProEVA), with the aim of satisfying the growing demand for higher education, improving the quality of teaching, and reducing the digital and geographic gap. These developments were challenged during the implementation of emergency online learning arising from the COVID19 Pandemic. The article introduces preliminary analysis of this ongoing process, and the challenges they present for the digital transformation of the post-pandemic university, and for the development of an appropriate, sovereign, critical digital pedagogy and caring approach for the Digital University.

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