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 Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology through the program Computers for Schools (Computadores para educar), began an ambitious and innovative strategy for integrating the stages of computer delivery with the training of 28,000 teachers in schools in the countrywide.

To achieve the purpose of the national government, there will be a professional team of 2,300 ICT managers, who are linked with universities and schools that won the public tender, which has as objective the supply of computers in every education center and training to teachers in ICT skills, in order to improve classroom practices.

Managers are professionals in the areas of education and technology, with experience in developing social projects. The challenge of this group will be to motivate and transfer the knowledge to teachers so that they can take technologies as tools that enhance the learning of children. The process at each school will begin in mid-August.

To advance this work, since Monday 23 July until 3 August, Computers for Schools program will be leading institutions and universities, selected in different regions of the country, in working sessions that will qualify their knowledge to develop work with teachers.

"The coverage of this strategy covers all over the country, reaching more than 28,000 official educational centers, located in 1,123 municipalities", said ICT Minister Diego Molano Vega, noting that this strategy will be implemented in the next three years , during which 400,000 terminals will be delivered, benefiting mainly the sectors of the population with the highest degree of vulnerability.

(Source: MINTIC – Colombia)
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