2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

The IEEE Computer Society is on a mission to increase diversity among the computing community. We join the United States in celebrating the accomplishments of people of Hispanic descent.
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Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 – October 15 to celebrate the history and achievements of generations of individuals with Hispanic ancestry. The celebrations begin mid-September as many Hispanic countries celebrate their independence around this time of year; including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile, and Belize (among others).

We join the celebration by highlighting a recent article from IT ProfessionalOn the Generation of E-Learning Resources Using Business Process, Natural Language Processing, and Web Services” by Olivia Fragoso-Diaz, Vitervo Lopez Caballero, Juan Carlos Rojas-Perez, Rene Santaolaya-Salgado, Juan Gabriel Gonzalez-Serna, all from the Tecnológico Nacional de México campus CENIDET.

As much of the world continues to operate in a remote setting, it is important for businesses to evaluate their e-learning resources to give their employees the best experience possible and ensure the resources are effective in their training.

E-learning resources are pieces of knowledge used for achieving a learning objective. One of the problems in e-training in the workplace has to do with the lack of relevance of learning resources. Here, we define a learning resource as a resource that contains information about a task or refers to a task realized within the context of an organizational process. We describe a set of activities for the generation of learning resources of objective, content, activity, and assessment types, which correspond to the pedagogical elements in learning objects. The generation goes from a documented business process using natural language processing and the learning resources produced are packaged as web services for independence and reusability purposes. Each learning resource generated is independent since it may participate in several formative sequences on its own, and it is reusable since it may be used many times without any change. Read More.

The Hispanic community in the United States has traditionally been underrepresented in the field of computing. We are looking to support activities that further the mission to bring more diversity and inclusion among the computing community. If you have an idea for a new program or would like the Computer Society to support an existing program that furthers this mission, check out our Diversity and Inclusion Fund Call for Proposals! The Computer Society has committed $100k to support the community’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts. Proposals will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!


Content by leading Hispanic and Latinx computing professionals from the Americas