Faculty Champion:Silvana Balarezo

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Silvana Balarezo
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
Directorate of Digital and Online Learning


Winner of the 1st International Prize of the MetaRed Magazine, with her article: Intelligent Monitoring of evaluations 2020, as well as Hall of Fame Award: Blackboard, 2019, among some of the awards received in recent years. Experience in educational innovation projects and integrating technology into the learning process, as well as promoting the teaching digital culture. Teacher, international and national lecturer on issues related to educational innovation and digital transformation in education. I have an Official Master's Degree in Higher Education at the European University of Madrid (UEM) and a Degree with honors in the Systems Engineering degree at the UPC. For 10 years I have assumed the challenge of being part of the teaching team of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), a company that has the mission of training upright leaders with a global vision to transform Peru. In addition to collaborating as an Academic Instructor for Laureate Online Education for more than 3 years. Currently, I am part of the UPC's Digital and Online Learning team, as Head of Digital and Online Learning Experiences, in charge of promoting innovative learning experiences both in face-to-face and online environments, as well as promoting the digital culture of teaching.


METARED - Universia: I International Course in ICT Management for CIO of Universities, by the University of MURCIA in the context of METARED from September 27, 2019 to October 15, 2020 (250 hours): https://www.youtube. com / watch? v = CZzC0DwhwSI

European University of Madrid (UEM): Master in Higher Education, September 2013 - February 2014

Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC): Systems Engineer - Graduated, September 2001 - September 2004

Awards and recognitions:

I International Prize of the MetaRed Magazine, with its article: Intelligent Supervision of evaluations 2020: https://www.metared.org/global/un-equipo-de-la-universidad-peruana-de-ciencias-aplicadas-ganadores- of-the-international-award-magazine-metared /

Blackboard INC: Hall of Fame Award, Austin, USA, 2019

2021 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change: Project “Camino a Ultra”

2020 UPC is a success story in Microsoft Customer Stories: https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/818542-upc-office365-minecraft-education-peru-es

2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Training & Professional Development: "The Power of Learning Communities: Bb Educators UPC"

Smart Supervision Project: 3rd place in the 2019 UPC Pride contest

Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change 2019: Project "Adoption of the Virtual Classroom at the UPC"

Hybridity & Quality Project: 2nd place in the UPC Organizational Competition 2017

Digital Learning Technology Migration Project: 2nd place in the 2016 organizational recognition program of the UPC.

Social media profiles

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/silvana-balarezo-8751686 Twitter: @Silvana_Balarez Instagram:@silvanabalarezo Facebook: facebook.com/sbalarezo