“Engineering 2030 is an opportunity to transform the way we have been teaching and learning engineering for decades. Technologies such as MOOCs or mobile devices offer outstanding possibilities to transform our school into an interactive learning ecosystem where learning occurs beyond the classroom. This project is a step forward this transformation”.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Engineering UC
MORE ABOUT MAR
Post Doctorate, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; Stanford Research Institute, SRI International, CA; USA
Ph.D. in Technologies of Information and Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master in Technologies of Information and Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Computer Engineer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Areas of Specialization: Collaborative Learning, Blended Learning, Mobile Learning and Education Technology
THE MOOC HYPE ARRIVES TO CHILE
Since we launched our first courses in Coursera, we have now more than 10.000 students registered, and the number of students in Latin American have grown 20%. These are good news, because I really believe that MOOCs offer great opportunities in these regions, where the inequalities in education are one of the main problems we need to address.
The press have started to talk about MOOCs, and this is a great beginning. Here I leave some of the news that have been published around this topic, so that you can have a look about how MOOCs are being presented to the society. The interesting thing is that the mobile is the catchy word, since over the 74% of the connections to internet that take place in Chile are via mobile phones. The news are in Spanish, of course.