Short courses to teach active classes

To participate, please fill in the registration form. We will get back to you with a proposed schedule.

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Our Proposal

Our vision

We are an inclusive and collaborative community that improves education by empowering instructors from underserved countries.

Our mission

We are a non-profit organization that nurtures a community of Spanish-speaking educators by teaching concrete, evidence-based, and student-centered educational methods. We collaboratively develop open, reusable, and accessible resources to foster effective training practices.

What we offer

We aim to share practical tools to help teachers to improve their classes. We teach online synchronous workshops in Spanish. We designed these workshops with higher education teachers in mind, but instructors teaching outside of higher education and students who want to collaborate in classes can also participate.

Our virtual courses are short and centered in the design of materials and classroom management to maximise students’ learning without anyone getting exhausted.

All our courses are free and our materials are openly licensed. That is, you can reuse or edit any material, with the condition that you include a reference to this website in any material you generate by reusing our content.

Our courses help to improve the learning process both in in-person and online classes. We use modern evidence-based teaching techniques that improve educational outcomes.

In addition, we aim to create a cross-disciplinary knowledge-sharing teaching community. We know, and the evidence also supports, that better results are obtained when we teach together.

We will award certificates of attendance to each course in digital format to those who have participated in at least 80% of the course.

What we don’t offer

  • In-depth courses. Our courses are all introductory.
  • Theoretical contents. Our courses are 100% practical.

Which model do we follow

We are guided by these teaching principles:

  • Be kind: all else is details.
  • Remember that you are not your learner…
  • …that most people would rather fail than change…
  • …and that ninety percent of magic consists of knowing one extra thing.
  • Never teach alone.
  • Never hesitate to sacrifice truth for clarity.
  • Make every mistake a lesson.
  • Remember that no lesson survives the first contact with learners…
  • …that every lesson is too short for the teacher and too long for the learner…
  • …and that nobody will be excited about the lesson than you are.

We follow this code of conduct.

These principles arise from the experience of The Carpentries, which has been training teachers for two decades and are developed in the free book Teaching Tech Together.

Part of our course materials are based on RStudio Education materials.


MetaDocencia keeps growing

In June, we incorporated 3 new roles and our team grows to promote capacity building.

Metadocencia. Nurturing educators in Spanish-speaking research communities

Last Year Paola Corrales and Yanina Bellini Saibene members from the MetaDocencia community offered the workshop From Spreadsheet to R at the Research Software Camp - Beyond the Spreadsheet. Later today (17 May 2022, they’re teaching the same workshop but in Spanish (Desde las Hojas de Cálculo a R) at the Research Software Camp - Next Steps in Coding, for the benefit of Spanish-speaking research communities. In this blog post, they tell us more about MetaDocencia.

Community of knowledge

Our experience of using MetaDocencia courses at Leniolabs Bootcamp.

Press (in Spanish)


Laura Ación: “Con el tiempo vamos a aprovechar lo mejor de lo virtual y lo presencial”

La Capital

Capacitación docente sobre enseñanza virtual

INTA Anguil

Investigadora de INTA Anguil participa de Metadociencia, un proyecto para capacitar a docentes en educación virtual

La felicidad compartida se multiplica, la pena compartida disminuye

La Pampa Noticias

MetaDocencia: Cómo virtualizar la educación


The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Code for Science & Society
E.E.A. INTA Anguil Ing, Agr. Guillermo Covas

Previous sponsors

Open Bioinformatics Foundation
OBF fellowship to Laura Acion
Rladies Buenos Aires

Who we are



Nicolás Palopoli

General Coordination, Advisory Committee


Laura Ación

General Coordination


Romina Pendino

Governance, Code of Conduct, and Teaching Teams


Patricia A. Loto

Accessibility Team


Claudiano Neto

Portuguese Translation Team


Irene Vazano

Governance, Infrastructure, and Teaching Teams


Iván Gabriel Poggio

Accessibility Team


Laura Ascenzi

Communication and Communities Manager


Malvika Sharan

Advisory Committee


Melissa Black

Infrastructure and Impact Measurement Manager


Mónica Alonso

Governance Team


Mariela Rajngewerc

Accessibility Team


Paz Míguez

Project and Course Development Manager


Sara Mortara

Code of Conduct Team and Adviser


Thema Monroe-White

Advisory Committee