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The educational and social impacts of Plan Ceibal – a new approach to the use of technology in education


10:15 - 11:15 on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 in A1

0301 The educational and social impacts of Plan Ceibal – a new approach to the use of technology in education
0301 Miguel Brechner, John Cook

The educational and social impacts of Plan Ceibal – a new approach to the use of technology in education

Uruguay has deployed more than 450,000 computers to every pupil in state education from the 1st year of primary to the 3rd year of secondary school. 99% of these students now have Internet connectivity in their school.

For example, as soon as all pupils have laptops and connectivity new challenges appear and the personalization of education becomes a real possibility.

Changes also take place in the role of the teacher, in the way learning is assessed, and in the way technology can be used to simplify the learning experience.

Miguel Brechner’s talk will report on Plan Ceibal to date, and examine in detail its many social, cultural and educational impacts.