Small World Networks in Education Sciences

  • Miguel Arcos-Argudo
  • Fernando Pesántez-Avilés
  • Diego Peñaloza-Rivera
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


Networks with a small world topology are distinguished by the characteristics of their connections, allowing two nodes, distant from each other, to be linked by a shorter path. This work relates the concept of small world network in the area of Education Sciences in particular in the integration of teaching cloister in the world system of higher education. A relation is established with micro-world and nanoworld concepts defined in previous works and the term of constellations of small worlds is defined, which allows to group subsets of the network that we analyze. It is concluded that the concept of small world network can be understood in the integration of teaching cloisters to the world system of higher education, which would allow to increase the quality of teaching and research work in Latin America.


Small worlds networks Micro-worlds Nanoworlds Higher education Small worlds constellations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rethinking the Education – Educational Innovation GroupSalesian Polytechnic UniversityCuencaEcuador
  2. 2.Research Group on Artificial Intelligence and Assistance Technologies (GIIATA)Salesian Polytechnic UniversityCuencaEcuador
  3. 3.Cátedra UNESCO – Education for InclusionSalesian Polytechnic UniversityCuencaEcuador

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