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 Friday, 07 January 2011
The challenges we face as a people and country, are permanent and vital. In this second decade of the century, one of them, for example, is to approach the knowledge that the researchers produce around the world, to schoolchildren in public schools and university students in the country, but who is responsible to do this?. On this occasion, who is committed to turning the challenge into a reality is the National Engineering University (UNI), which since 2009 runs the research project for the national schools access to advanced networks. The goal: to decrease the gaps.

The director of the UNI, Aurelio Padilla Rios, says: “Advanced networks are parallel to the Internet and fiber optics or wireless. It is an exclusive line for research and is available to all researchers in the world”, he explains.

The network node is in the university, and currently uses the IPv6 protocol, which enables wireless broadband installed up to 40 miles away. Three educational institutions benefit from this initiative: José Sabogal, Manuel Scorza and School No. 3052 in the districts of San Martín de Porres and Independencia, in Lima.

Children and adolescents in primary and secondary schools can develop applications such as video conferencing, virtual labs or specialized blogs, with advice from their teachers who were previously trained by specialists from the UNI. The university authority recognizes that due to good management of principals and teachers, the three schools can now offer this service to their students, however, that was convened to nine. For this reason, this year they decided to develop a plan to directly engage in educational management units, and expanding the network.

(Source: El Peruano, Newspaper)

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