Espirales Revista Multidisciplinaria de investigación <p>Es<em><em>pirales. Revista multidisciplinaria de investigación </em>is an edited by Universidad de Oriente and Global University. All the material submitted to the journal for publication and accepted by the Editorial Committee in attention to its quality and relevance is subjected to review by peer specialists in the corresponding fields of knowledge.</em></p><p><em>Espirales. Revista multidisciplinaria de investigación </em>is a scientific journal dedicated to the <span lang="en">quarterly </span>publication of articles of original research results in Spanish, English and Portuguese which covers a variety of topics related to several knowledge areas of the social sciences. 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Authors are allowed and recommended to disseminate their work through the internet before and during the submission process, which can produce interesting exchanges and increase citations of the published work.</p><p><strong><br /></strong></p><p> </p> Data analysis tools for the study of scientific citations <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This research work made a study of scientific citations, with the aim of identifying aspects that may influence the citations of a higher educational institution. We analyzed 219 records of publications of the National University of Chimborazo and 10304 records of manuscripts from Ecuador. This work had a qualitative approach and a systemic design. As a result, it was found that the impact of scientific publications is reflected by the number of citations that have the documents published by the higher education institutions; in this sense, publications with larger citations are not related to the number of authors or volume of the published magazine, but they are supported by a quality research and correspond mostly to applied sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> Cristian Morales Alarcón Ciro Radicelli García Margarita Pomboza Floril Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 5 36 1 16 10.31876/er.v5i36.775 Governance problem in Citizen Participation in the district Municipality of San Martin de Porres <div class="page" title="Page 1">This research explanation of governance and its problems in the participation of citizens in decision-making in the Municipality of San Martin de Porres through the rules and management and decision-making instruments which prevent it. The methodology there is a qualitative approach, system of relationships between governance and citizen participation. The results report that the management instruments prevent real citizen participation in a municipal mandate. In addition, a municipal mandate must be meticulous in making decisions in relation to the collaboration of the authorities and the civil community. In conclusion, there is no direct relationship between local government and citizen participation; this shows that there is no real governance.</div> Renzo González Flores Emperatriz Dina Flores Leiva Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 5 36 17 26 10.31876/er.v5i36.776 DytectiveU application: contribution to the literacy in children with dyslexia <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The result of research on DytectiveU application and its contribution to the reading-writing process in children with dyslexia is offered. An explanatory-descriptive research was developed, with the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the reading-writing process mediated by technologies of the education. It was found that the DytectiveU application offers multiple actions to learn to read and write, during the learning of children with dyslexia. It concludes that the DytectiveU application reveals potentialities to develop the literacy process in children with dyslexia, as well as the reasons that lead to its use in the teaching-learning process of Basic Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> Andrews Aviles Agama Roberto Milanés Gómez Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 5 36 27 35 10.31876/er.v5i36.777 Exploring the Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions about Classroom Activities <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>For many years, the use of activities inside and outside the classroom in order to promote an activate learning has been very common. A challenging area in the field of education is the acquisition of languages so there no doubt that learning a second or foreign language is not easy for all learners. In fact, some have to face different barriers in the process such as lack of learning support and motivation. Nevertheless, some authors have advocated that using the appropriate activities in classes can make a big difference in the results of those students who are interested in learning a second or foreign language. The present paper has chosen English as the foreign language since it is considered one of the most requested language in Ecuador where this study has been carried out. Besides, it would be also important to mention that the aim of this paper is to help teachers realize if they are choosing their classroom activities considering their students’ learning styles and interests.</p> </div> </div> </div> Gabriela Geovanna Guevara Enríquez Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 5 36 36 47 10.31876/er.v5i36.778 Student Assessment in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review in Latin America <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The digital era has changed the perspective of education that now employs e-learning, so it must adjust the methods and virtual tools to apply an adequate evaluation. This review article arises from the need to know these tools that have been applied in educational institutions. A search for information was conducted in journals indexed in the Scopus, SciELO and Redalyc databases; 139 articles were found, of which 20 were selected that met inclusion and exclusion criteria. The literature analyzed showed the identification and implementation of evaluation tools for educational institutions. In sum, there is little literature on digital tools applied to continuous or formative assessment in educational institutions in Latin America; however, the researchpresents to the scientific community different ways to assess students through digital tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> Jeidy Panduro-Ramírez Joel Alanya-Beltrán Cinthya Soto-Hidalgo Jenny Ruiz-Salazar Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-27 2021-07-27 5 36 48 66 10.31876/er.v5i36.779