CALED is a Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Quality in Distance Higher Education. It was founded at the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja during the First CREAD Andes Conference and the First Ibero-American Virtual Educa Meeting, in October 2005. UTPL is responsible for its Executive Secretariat.
It´s mission is to improve the quality of higher distance education learning in Latin America and the Caribbean, through a culture of evaluation and quality to the development of guidelines and tools for evaluation, accreditation and certification of distance education programs.
CALED works in quality recognition mechanisms based on criteria, indicators and standards for distance education and training human resources of high quality assessment and management, and coordinating efforts with national and international governmental and non-governmental projects promote quality, relevance and coverage in higher education systems remotely.
CAMPUS was set up following an agreement with the OUI-IOHE to create collaborative links and solidarity among the organization’s members. In addition, it aimed to promote a consensual process of integration within the Americas via university cooperation, improved intercultural understanding and through observance of the Proclamation of the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education.
CAMPUS will also seek to establish powerful synergies with the other IOHE programs, IGLU and COLAM.
Alfa II, Alfa III Program: Wheel Project, Network of Distance Education Universities, Cooperation for scientific and technical training, Teaching thematic network promoted by the Group of Latin American Universities “La Rábida”, Erasmus Mundus, in action 4- Increase of European Higher Education. Net-Active (AIESAD-EADTU: Credit Transfer in Virtual and Distance Education and others.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE-UTPL
The UTPL branch of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was formally inaugurated in October 2004 as a student group of the University. Its objective is to promote student leadership and motivate youth to become active agents of change.