Emergent leadership: is e-leadership importance in the quality of virtual education? / Liderazgos emergentes: ¿es importante el e-liderazgo en la calidad de la educación virtual?

Ingrid Garcia

Resumen


In the last years, the school management systems have become an important tool for the efficacy of the e-leader. These systems emphasize an information and e-communication flow between all organization departments. The aim of this study is to emphasize how the new technologies can help the teachers. Also, the use of the information and communication in schools and the future of the teaching regarding to the new functions and roles of the teachers in the next stage of distance education is analyzed. The e-leader or e-mentor is specifically studied. This paper defines and analyzes a new emergent paradigm of leadership. The leadership that has arisen more than one decade ago. Special attention to the next topics is paid: The first section is a wide review of the theoretical framework in order to understand this new way of work related to the tutors and the leader in the virtual environment, also, the literature to construct a global comprehension of what constitutes the e-leadership in the organizations is reviewed. The second section analyzes the main strengths and skills of the e-leader and his importance in the distance education management. We focus on the delimitation of dimensions to characterize the different types of virtual teams. Finally, the general question which guides this research is: Will the virtual leadership bring along with it a real progress for the e-education? We live in the e-generation.

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En últimos años, los sistemas de gestión de las escuelas se han convertido en una herramienta importante para la eficacia de e-líder. Estos sistemas enfatizan un flujo de información y la e-comunicación entre todos los departamentos de las organizaciones. El propósito de este estudio es el de enfatizar cómo las nuevas tecnologías pueden ayudar a los maestros(as). Se examinan también el uso de la información y la comunicación, en los centros educativos, el futuro de la enseñanza con respecto a las nuevas funciones y roles de los maestros(as) en los próximos escenarios de la educación a distancia. Se estudia específicamente el e-líder o e-mentor. El artículo define y analiza un nuevo paradigma emergente de liderazgo, el e-liderazgo, que ha surgido hace más de una década. Se presta una especial atención a los siguientes temas: La primera sección es una extensa revisión del marco teórico, con el fin de comprender esta nueva forma de trabajo relacionado con los tutores y el líder en el entorno virtual; también revisamos la literatura para construir una comprensión global de lo que constituye el e-liderazgo en las organizaciones. La segunda sección analiza las principales fortalezas y habilidades del e-líder y su importancia en la gestión de la educación a distancia. Nos centramos en la delimitación de las dimensiones para caracterizar los diferentes tipos de equipos virtuales. Por último, la pregunta general que orienta esta investigación es si: ¿El liderazgo virtual traerá consigo un progreso real para la e-educación? Vivimos en la e-generación.


Palabras clave


Distance education, leadership, virtual environments, web based instruction / Educación a distancia; liderazgo; entornos virtuales; instrucción basada en la web.

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