Digital Humanities are and have been present in the teaching, learning and research, providing tools for the development of the entire process of the education.

When we talk about the social and moral education, focusing on gender, is spoken as handled to the genus polarized in only two options, it has binary options such as: boy, girl; male, female; etc. And as a practical goal the Digital Humanities (DH), seek to integrate the multiple dimensions of gender throughout.

Science has managed over the years to observe the existence of Hermaphroditism and other sexual disorders in plants and animals; and if this gender diversity is found in nature that surrounds us, do that cannot be accepted the same way naturally in the human race? And leave the binary stigma that actually is being used.

Therefore the goal of the DH is to understand the diversity of gender; it uses media based on technology, to transform the closed mentality of humanity, and incorporate and accept something natural which is the variety of genre. It is important to note that Digital Humanities in their quest for integration is motivating to create a social and moral conscience to ensure their integration into society for each individual and which is free of manifest under any stigma in the same society.

Now what is the contribution of the DH in Open Access and Online Teaching Materials, we observe as  Digital Humanities can ensure that information reaches all openly and taking advantage of technological means to get everyone to have access to the information, avoiding language, economic, social and cultural barriers. Benefits the quality of teaching-learning, in such way that modern media promotes creative activities, distribution and manipulation of information and knowledge and have a conclusion in a meaningful learning within all areas.

What is the contribution of the DH in access to information?, but what happens when there are no frontiers to access education?, refers to the impact of migration in teaching-learning, many institutions open its doors to the world by incorporating programs in a universal language for their students;  as for the student, a boost of self-improvement leads him to seek education in countries with higher academic levels and since the individual has taken the customs from where he emigrated, prefers to stay or seek countries with better employment opportunities resulting in a brain drain. However you can also see that some developing countries have government programs seeking the formation of their citizens able to contribute in the development of their country.

In each article Digital Humanities have bigger goals to resolve problems that involve humanity, moral goal, is learn the complex understanding of the true nature of human race against the gender diversity, the social goal, that each individual has access to the information, etc. the technological goal, use technological means to teach no matter the distance (we have access to virtual education, perhaps an academic institution no longer needs to expand its infrastructure, and only need to expand their virtual space to provide Online learning), employing striking resources to achieve meaningful learning.  But in its pursuit of the goals may also be losses, such as alienation of cultures, somehow losing the identity of the knowledge of a country.

Three different approaches seen in these articles, which have a common denominator to the intervention of Digital Humanities to propagate education universally using technological media that promotes the dissemination of information in favor of an individual, country or nation. And a search of unification in terms of technological, social and cultural ending with the economical barriers, of language, of gender, that prevents so far the diffusion of teaching as a common good of humanity, and the DH are always researching new ways of teaching and learning.

Today we talk about new teaching skills both in personal, social and professional that enable them to adapt to the world of online education and how to handle digital tools for the benefit of humanity. Digital Humanities are accompanying the great change that technology has achieved in humanity and seeks a leadership to promote human values which must be achieved in the pursuit of progress.

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In the present work are considered the following articles:

“Against the Binary of Gender: A Case for Considering the Many Dimensions of Gender in Digital Humanities Teaching and Research”. http://dh2013.unl.edu/abstracts/ab-154.html

“Should the Digital Humanities be taking a lead in Open Access and Online Teaching Materials?”, http://dh2013.unl.edu/abstracts/ab-283.html

“Academic Migrants: A Digital Discussion of Transnational Teaching and Learning”, http://dh2013.unl.edu/abstracts/ab-122.html.

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