September 10th, it was introduced the panel
of experts from the TV show 'Vive Digital' from the ICT Ministry,
which are transmitted every Saturday by the Institutional tv Channel.
In this issue,
teachers from remote areas of Colombia shared with viewers all the
experiences that they had with their students since they are using
the information and communications technologies as educational tools.
This time during the
program “Vive Digital”, panel of experts, led by the ICT
Minister, Diego Molano, they talked about the appropriation of ICT in
the education sector. As invited experts two teachers accompanied
him: Ana Maria Muchavisoy from Sibundoy, Putumayo and Carlos Andres
Romero from Magangué, Bolívar.
Also the following
teachers participated via Skype: Emiro
Pérez de Corozal, Sucre, Nayibe Rangel de Tame, Arauca, Andrés
Ladino from the Community of Macedonia, Amazon, and Porras Esnith y
Danny Esther Ayala from Quibdó, Chocó.
During the half
hour, teachers talked about the impact that the appropriation of ICT
had in the education provided to children and youth in schools with
limited resources. For his part, the Minister Diego Molano presented
the progress of “Computers for Schools” program, which has helped
to reduce the dropout, to improve educational quality and increase
accessibility to higher education in Colombia.
According to recent
study made by the University of Los Andes, the program “Computers
for Schools” was able to reduce by 4% the attrition in the schools
were they are working for more than three years. In relation to the
quality of education, it helped to improve the test results of the
State (ICFES), increasing by 2.1% the score for students who had 8
years of education in a school benefited from the program. The study
also found that graduates from schools benefited of “Computers for
Schools” program, increase in 12.7% in their probability of
entering to higher education, completing 8 years in an institution
equipped with computers.
(Source: MINTIC –