Revista mexicana de investigación educativa
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MUNOZ FLORES, Jaime. El papel fundamental de Internet2 para el desarrollo de los entornos virtuales de aprendizaje y su impacto en la brecha digital. RMIE [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.44, pp. 17-33. ISSN 1405-6666.
This article presents elements that reveal the urgent need to reformulate public policies for the development of infrastructure, so that broad sectors of our communities of learning can incorporate Internet2 from the early phases. Such incorporation is recognized as the only way to prevent the generation of new digital gaps as Internet2 expands rapidly in developed nations. Latin America has already recognized the strategic advantage of virtual environments for developing communities of learning; however, this resource is still not used on a massive basis due to the enormous barrier of Latin America's insufficient infrastructure for ICT in schools and homes.
Keywords : e-learning; Internet; virtual university; information technology; distance education; Mexico.