Thursday, November 20, 2014

Information and Communication Technologies for learning

Author: Eugenio Severin (Education Consultant, CEO TuClase)


November 2014

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO has a mandate from its Member States to address the key issues, tensions and possibilities available to the public policies that harness the potential of Information Technology and Communication, ICT for education and development. This document is part of a continuum of thoughts that have been made in the region and the world on this subject.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Education challenges: Laptop, key for learning

Publication: Diario Z (Argentina) 

Date: August 22, 2014

Language: Spanish

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Being offline is now a real problem. The digital divide between those who have access to computers and digital devices and those who are not huge. Find jobs, and learn to communicate with friends or relatives is different for both. This is not just social issues, but also political. And, having seen this, both National level in the City of Buenos Aires began to implement projects aimed in principle to shrink that gap, and longer term, make it disappear.

Monday, July 21, 2014

It´s not just having the machine, experts warn

Publication: Diario Estadao (Brasil)

Date: July 21, 2014

Language: Portugués

Original Link:,nao-basta-ter-a-maquina-alertam-especialistas,1531630

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Invest in technology in education is not just buying and maintaining of computers, warn experts. We must invest in teacher training, so that they acquire more skills with the devices, and plan spending, prioritizing equipment that can be used with quality in classrooms.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Costa Rica hosted the First International Forum on the teaching XXI century skills

Publication: Costa Rica On

Date: April 3, 2014

Language: Spanish

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Eugenio Severin, from Chile, said: "The truth is that in this Costa Rica is more advanced than Chile, the logic of transforming an educational system effectively and that helps students to develop skills and competencies needed to live society XXI century is a very recent practice, two or three projects in the world and one is moving this ATC21S, in which Costa Rica is the only Latin American country participating and other countries should look at what Costa Rica has been learning in these years and take the lessons to grow in our own systems".

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The iceberg of textbooks

Publication: Revista Qué Pasa

Date: March 6, 2014

Language: Spanish


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The Chilean State spent $ 40 million dollars in 2012 for textbooks serve three million students. Each text with a final value of about $ 3. In the private sector, which represents 10% of the total market, texts are 10 to 20 times more expensive. What to do?

The first step to reconfigure these markets to competition and guide for the quality of the texts is, in the case of private institutions require banning books "of the year", expanding the range to the last 5 years. This diversifies the options and avoid the bad practice of reprinting the same contents as if they were different editions: publishers will have to convince parents to choose the text "of the year" improving quality. In the case of the national market, it is necessary, as pointed out by Eugenio Severin, separate the bidding of the contents of the bidding for the printing, allowing for increased competition and new players join it.

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