Friday, March 26, 2010

Interview on progress of initiatives of computers to students in Latin America

Radio Duna, from Chile, did this interview to hear progress on the initiatives of computers to students in Latin America.
To hear the interview, click HERE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ICT in Education indicators

As some of you know we have been refining the IDB Conceptual Framework and Indicators. Some of you have probably stepped upon one of our latest versions of this document. In an attempt to let you know our latest efforts, here is a short post telling you what we have been up to.

IDBs Conceptual Framework and indicators
The IDBs Conceptual Framework is a tool to support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects where Information and Communication Technologies have been incorporated to improve the quality of education. The Bank proposes the Conceptual Framework application together with a set of indicators as an exercise to facilitate a comprehensive view at the system level (local, national, regional or global) and at the project level as well.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Web references on New Millennium Learners Conference 2010

Three weeks ago the New Millennium Learners Conference 2010 brought together over 100 experts from 30 countries around the experiences of 1-to-1 computing around the world. We have two things to tell you:

The first one is that all presentations are available in the event's official Website. Secondly, there have been a lot of enthusiastic participants who wanted to share this valuable experience with those who were not present, and today we find many blog entries, and articles that address the content of this event and reported on views expressed there.

Monday, March 8, 2010

International Conference on 1-to-1 in education ( Presentations)

Opportunities and risks of 1-to-1 in education: international perspectives
Carla Jimenez ( IDB)

Monitoring the use and results: how countries know what is going on in the terrain?
Oscar Becerra ( Peru)

Supporting users: how are teachers and pupils supported?
Alicia Banuelos (San Luis, Argentina)

The policy expectations: why countries are investing on 1-to-1?
Fernando Brum (Uruguay)

The transformation of teaching and learning: are there new learning models or environments emergening
Franklin Coelho, and Maria Helena Cautiero Pirai Digital ( Brasil)

Impact on equity: does 1-to-1 help bridge the digital divide in education?
Cecilia Alcala ( Paraguay)

Impact on student outcomes: does 1-to-1 improve student results
Patricia Sierra ( Colombia)

Key note speech: looking into the future: the importance of application and quality content
Miguel Nussbaum ( P.Universidad Catolica, Chile)

1-to-1 worth the investment? How does this policy align with other educational policies?
Alejandro Piscitelli ( UBA, Argentina)

Lessons learned and next steps
Eugenio Severin ( IDB)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ICT in education: disruptive innovation

There is a chance that by 2015, 30 million students in Latin America may have an electronic device for personal use devoted to aid in their learning. This represents an enormous educational challenge.

This Note from Education Division of Inter-American Development Bank propose a reflextion about this challenge.

Download PDF (in Spanish for now, soon in English)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Models 1 to 1 in education: Review, Prospects and Challenges

The International Conference on Models 1 to 1 in education, organized jointly by the IDB, the World Bank and OECD, and hosted by the Ministry of Education of Austria, has been an excellent opportunity to review the state of the art in implementation of such strategies in the world.

The coverage of the event we did in this blog (summaries of session 1, session 2 and session 3) and through Twitter, permit to visualize the vast amount of experiences presented, each with its own characteristics and contexts. Undoubtedly, the opportunity to have them all together in a single time and space, has been a huge gain to participants and organizers.
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