How Uruguay implemented its computer science education program

2021-03-15T15:51:11-03:00March 15, 2021|Categories: Education, Health, Science and Technology|Tags: |

Computer science (CS) education helps students acquire skills such as computational thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.1 It has been linked with higher rates of college enrollment (Brown & Brown, 2020; Salehi et al., 2020), and a recent randomized control trial showed that lessons in computational thinking improved student response inhibition, planning, and coding skills (Arfé et al., 2020). [...]

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society builds educational partnership in Uruguay

2020-07-20T12:39:41-03:00July 20, 2020|Categories: Culture, Education|Tags: , , |

IDSS will provide support to learners who take the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science. In addition to making online education crucial to continued learning, the coronavirus pandemic poses the kind of global, societal challenges that must be addressed with rigorous data analysis. As the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and [...]

France praises the work of Plan Ceibal in uruguayan education

2020-04-14T19:56:20-03:00April 13, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , |

The French state media highlighted the benefits of virtual education in the times of COVID-19. With the headline "In Uruguay, confined students benefit from a unique virtual education policy", the French state-run media Radio France Internationale (RFI) highlighted the key role that Plan Ceibal ("One Laptop Per Child") currently plays in continuing with the educational tasks [...]