Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Collaborative Learning Environments. A Response to the New Challenges of Colombian Education

Claudia María Zea Restrepo, María del Rosario Atuesta Venegas, Miguel Ángel González Castañón, Jorge Ignacio Montoya Restrepo, Irma Urrego Londoño

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EAFIT, a Colombian University, with financial support from Colciencias, the Infodev Program and other organizations, has been working on the Conexiones project since 1992. Conexiones developed an innovative model (now used in the classrooms of more than one hundred urban and rural schools), integrating pedagogical methodology, a computer literacy program (for teachers, students and community leaders), a technical support methodology (involving university students and more advanced trainees), a low-tech networking technology (using dial-up solutions to interconnect remote schools), computer interfaces and locally developed educational contents.

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