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Enhancing social inclusion through innovative mobile learning in Uruguay


Autor institucional : UNESCO
Autor/Autores: Cristóbal Cobo Romaní, Pablo Rivera Vargas, Fengchun Miao y Anett Domiter
Fecha de publicación: Febrero 2019
Alcance geográfico: Nacional
Publicado en: Francia
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Resumen: Inspired by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) international initiative, Uruguay was the first country to implement a national-scale plan to distribute personal computers to all students and teachers in public education. The idea that every student has the right to internet access is the fundamental principle behind this initiative. For more than a decade Plan Ceibal, which began in 2007, has installed, maintained and expanded a computer infrastructure that reaches all elementary and middle public schools, and ensures access to laptops, digital contents and resources, platforms, educational programs, training and support for both students and teachers, as well as internet connectivity for all classrooms countrywide. However CEIBAL faces the important challenge of responding to the changing needs of improving education, training educators and ensuring digital inclusion of the population, which in the present are not necessarily addressed by the sole availability of digital devices. A key factor is to promote and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as new capacities for a responsible and critical use of digital technologies.This paper describes and summarizes some of the main characteristics, innovations, lessons learned, challenges and achievements of the implementation of Plan Ceibal in Uruguay over more than 10 years.



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