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VALVERDE-BERROCOSO, Jesús  and  BALLADARES BURGOS, Jorge. Sociological approach to the use of b-learning in digital education of university teachers. Sophia [online]. 2017, n.23, pp.123-140. ISSN 1390-8626.

B-learning or blended learning is an integrating education program that combines computer-based activities with regular classes. It contributes to the quality of higher education through the improvement of ICT training programs and the development of e-competences in higher education. There has been a literature review of different bibliographic sources related to B-learning and Teaching Professional Development. As a result of this review, it is perceived that E-learning training programs are not efficient enough to face the challenges of blended education, and Blended Learning could be an alternative for teacher online professional development. Based on modern technological societies, b-learning may be an alternative to promote virtual communication of synchronous and asynchronous way, empowering the educational process in social interactions between student-student and student-teacher. University staff is located at the crossroads of being educated digitally in order to improve the educational process in information societies and knowledge. In the face of new digital generation of a society 3.0, it is perceived that formal training in ICT is not sufficient for the development of digital skills in the faculty, and that consideration should be given to a permanent digital training to recover the good daily practices and continuous training with ICTS through the use of Blended Learning or b-learning.

Keywords : Blended program; ICT; Higher education; online professional development.

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