DAILY CORREO.PE / September 1st, 2015
Through its digital content and interactive methodology, Educaline points to the revolution in the education system. Educaline is now in public schools in 7 regions and 2 provinces.
An interview of Jorge Cerda to Miguel Angel Temprano, Educaline CEO.
Read the story in the original web: http://ediciondigital.diariocorreo.pe/lima/20150901/#!/pagina/24
It isn’t a secret that today’s technology plays an important role in everything we do, and education is not a stranger in these changes. In that sense, Educaline, publisher of digital content present in Latin America, has been working on a pilot involving 300,000 pupils from public schools in seven regions and two provinces. About this issue, the CEO of the entity, Miguel Angel Temprano, provides some details about the progress and challenges of this project.
Does it consist your job? We are a publisher of digital content in teaching and pedagogical subject. We comply with the complete curriculum of the country, for basic and secondary schools, with courses in biology, natural sciences, chemistry, and physics. We are also developing material for other subjects such as communication, geography, and history, from our content factory, located in Bogota.
What advantages offers to students? Unlike paper materials, ours are based on video, audio, films, games and more. In this way the student can review this courses in an interactive and constantly way, they can see what mistakes they make, and even share responses with their peers. We are looking for that the way to study be the same that may be used when they will become professionals.
Are your materials, a complement to the classes? They can work like that, but they are a substitute. That is the editorial proposal. In a printed way, you can go from page one to the end. Our way is not the book converted to digital, but the teacher has the freedom and ability to remove or incorporate what it deems appropriate.
How do you see progress? The global reality is that the first countries in PISA, Finland, and South Korea reportedly, implement this tools at 100%. In Latin America, it is still very low. However, in this way we seek all to help for a personalized instruction. In Peru, according to a preview report, 95% of teachers focused on the project, state that students learn best. Furthermore, 97% of students indicated that with these methods and technology, apprenticeship was optimal.
What barriers have you encountered? Usually, where we go, we are welcome with open arms, but the main obstacle, that I think it will be solved through the time, is the limitation of broadband.
Still, there is already a revolution of the traditional educational system. We have also trained five thousand teachers, making the technology gap with the student be reduced.
All these advances, allow us to find an ideal personalized teaching model.