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Program Upgrading Teachers in Education

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Irene Hardy de Gómez

Fundación Cisneros, US
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Many investigations show that among the potential impacts of the Information and Communication Technologies, when applied to education, include the impacts on the abilities and motivation of the teachers and on the practice in the classrooms. AME is an educational program of the Fundación Cisneros and its general objectives are 1. To give relevant educational programs to teachers in service and in pre service in Latin America, using interactive learning on line and teleeducation, ensuring equality.2. To familiarize teachers with technological cultures using environments and communities of virtual and interactive teaching learning. The Program offers several short courses, which are formulated, developed, and evaluated by Latin American and Spanish universities and has developed a Web application using a database SQL Server. The process of teaching/learning and all the administrative and academic functions are through the Web page (www.ame.cisneros.org). AME is currently in nine (9) Latin American and Caribbean countries. Among the impacts and results are the formation, training, didactic improvement, social learning and work through projects in class, schools and communities. Since 2003, 1.689 teachers or direct beneficiaries have approved the courses offered by AME.

How to Cite: de Gómez, I. H. (2007). Program Upgrading Teachers in Education. Open Praxis, 1(1), 87–95.
Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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