Target Summary: The article proposes a rapprochement with the academic field of communication/education in Latin America by examining the role of three institutions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (Alaic) and the International Centre for Higher Communication Studies for Latin America (Ciespal) were at the origin, emergence and development of this field in intellectual circles on the continent. Originality/input: This rapprochement — and relationship — contributes to the reflection on new technologies in educational spaces in recent years, as the field of communication/education deals with this link as one of its places of expression. Method: A review of documents from the institutions identified is carried out, incorporating conceptual locations specific to sociology into the desk analysis as a working tool. Strategies/collection of information: The archiving work involved the revision of key texts of the three institutions, selected in order of importance from the work of the state of art and the consolidation of the documentary sources. Conclusions: This work updates discussions in the field of education and information and communication technologies, beyond instrumental reductionism. Thinking of these discussions in the academic field studied gives an insight into the natural problems of teaching, the use of technologies at school and, finally, possible research topics in this analytical framework.