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LSRI Event - Different Uses of Technology to Improve Higher Education Pedagogy
Center for Innovation on Education, Universidad Tecnológica de Chile
Tuesday 9th December
4:00pm in the LSRI labs, Exchange Building
(first floor, turn left as you exit the stairs/lift).
In this seminar the Center for Innovation on Education, CIEDU (http://www.ciedu.cl) of the Technological University of Chile INACAP (http://www.inacap.cl) will be presented along with several of its research project.
In Chile, there is an increasing need for educational institutions to adapt and evolve in order to fit the needs of the XXI century student. In addition to this technological change, the INACAP University has to deal with two main issues: (1) INACAP is an inclusive technological university and students’ backgrounds are very despair. In consequence there is a need of remedial programs, especially in Math, basic sciences and Language, to prepare students to start with regular classes. (2) The majority of INACAP’s professors are technicians with no pedagogical background and averse to innovate in methodologies of teaching/learning and to the use of new technologies.
In order to confront these issues, at the CIEDU center several projects are in progress and many conferences are being held. Current projects are oriented to use technology to support new strategies and methodologies to help professors to engage students in basic mathematics. Uses of PDAs, clickers, interactive software, e-learning, smart board, and repository of learning objects will be presented, as long with the experiments in course.