My first moblog
This was quite tricky. In the end, I had to set up gmail from my mobile...
A little space to share some thoughts about the situation, potential and possibilities of ICT in Colombian Education. Disclaimer: None of my thoughts compromise the organizations I work for. Just in case.
After thinking about the talk I had with Stephen, and participating in a meeting to evaluate the videoconference service used in last week's seminar, I've ended up with some draft ideas about what could make sense in the use of ICT in Colombia (meaning, where could we go):
However, there are some related conditions, which could decide the success or failure of ideas like those exposed:
Just some draft ideas that I've been processing in the last days. Just a draft. :-)
According to some of the people leading in Colombia the high speed networks initiative, videoconference is the "killer application" in these networks (just like e-mail was the killer app on Internet).
So, the last week we held the Seminar Workshop "Strategies for the use of High Speed Networks and Learning Objects" in Bogotá. We were lucky enough to have presentations by Stephen Downes, Peter Stucki, Rachel Smith, Christina Siroskey, Victor Castelo and Tom Boyle. The event's proceedings will be available soon in the ColombiaAprende portal. So far, here are links to some comments on the first day presentations, posted by Stephen Downes in his Half an hour blog:
If I can find the time to translate them, I will publish later more info about the speakers.
So, this is my first post in this blog I'll try to keep alive. The person responsible for getting me to say something into the blogsphere (after a lot of time of being just a lurker) is Stephen Downes. He came to Bogota last week to help us with a couple of presentations in a conference about Educational uses of Learning Objects and High Speed Academic Networks. I got the chance to talk a lot to Stephen, and he helped me realize one of the biggests obstacles for us (Colombian teachers and researchers): We are not that used to share, and we are not that used to write (I mean blogging, more on this later).