Dr. Marcelo Careaga Butter is a university professor and researcher who works at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC), Chile. His main field of research is in the curricular integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based on Knowledge Management. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bristol, UK, researching technology-mediated intercultural dialogues and writing books on cyber curriculum and epistemology.
He has a degree in Philosophy and in History and Geography and a Master's in Education with a concentration in Curriculum. He has a Specialization in Educational Information Technology and has a Doctorate in Philosophy and Education Sciences. He has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and served as an academic advisor in multiple Chilean universities. He has also lectured at universities, conferences, and other national and international academic events. He has published several academic papers in journals indexed by ISI, WOS, SCOPUS as well as in journals with editorial committees. He has written books and book chapters related to Curriculum Cybernetics, Virtual Tutoring, Models of Knowledge Management and Talent Management in intercultural contexts, ICT skills in teacher training, Virtual Epistemology, among other topics. From 1995 to 2004 he was the Coordinator of Proyecto Enlaces, working on the integration of technologies in the Chilean educational system in two regions of Chile. Between 2008 and 2015 he was Head of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Education and later Director of Postgraduate Studies at UCSC.
Currently, he is an Associate Researcher at UCSC's Center for Research in Education and Development (CIEDE), Director of the Doctoral Program in Education, and since 2017 he has held the Pro-tempore Presidency of the Consortium of four universities that support this program academically. He is Head of the Unit of Educational Information Technology and Knowledge Management at UCSC. He directs an International Intercultural Network, made up of academics and students of higher education in Chile, Peru, Panama, Honduras, Mexico and Spain. This organization works to form networks for academic collaboration, based on building trust and sharing common research interests, with those who are interested in rethinking education and in prefiguring new educational paradigms.