After Three Days of Intense Sessions, Featuring Over 30 Presentations, Virtual Educa Caribe Comes to a CloseMarch 12, 2012
The sixth edition of Virtual Educa Caribe, inaugurated on March 7, drew to a successful close on Friday, March 9.
The international forum on integrating technology and innovation in higher education and professional training convened representatives from the following institutions: Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (MESCYT), Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Universidad
Abierta Para Adultos (UAPA), Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas (ITLA), Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Alianza ONG, Fundación Sur Futuro, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Fundación Estrella, Fundación Cisneros, and Microsoft, among others.
The closing ceremony featured
participation by Paul Goris, FUNGLODE Education and Educational Technologies Coordinator; Yamile Eusebio, Director of the GFDD New York Office and Virtual Educa Caribe Coordinator in the Dominican Republic; Félix Campos Farías, Representative of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT); and Ángel Hernández, Rector of the Universidad Abierta para Adultos (UAPA).
Mr. Paul Goris congratulated 2012 Virtual Educa Caribe participants for completing three days
of intense sessions, which included over thirty presentations on innovative trends being implemented in the Dominican Republic and abroad.
Ms. Yamile Eusebio highlighted this year”s impressive attendance – 320 participants, 15 international guests and 30 national experts. “When people and institutions work together, so much can be accomplished. This event is the result of constant hard work on the part of a group of universities and public and private sector entities,”
asserted the local Coordinator of Virtual Educa Caribe.
Mr. Félix Campos Farías described the international forum as a yearly opportunity for technology experts and educators to unite and work to address common challenges.
Closing the evening remarks, Mr. Ángel Hernández praised VEC as a much needed space for reflection, knowledge exchange and definition of what the region seeks to achieve in the areas of higher education, technology and
About Virtual Educa Caribe
The mission of Virtual Educa Caribe is to unite representatives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors of the Caribbean to exchange best practices and lessons learned related to professional training in new technologies, increasing labor force capacity, innovation and sustainable development. The annual meeting seeks to: create new national and international alliances; foster
the multiplication and expansion of successful practices; and construct bases for permanent exchange. Virtual Educa Caribe believes that the establishment of dialogue between agents that play a key role in introducing and applying new technologies and innovative systems is essential to the achievement of effective and fluid implementation.
The 2012 edition of Virtual Educa Caribe calls attention to the following thematic topics: 1) the new role of educational institutions
before a digital world; 2) educators and environmental challenges; 3) innovative trends in teaching and learning; and 4) current perspectives on new technologies applied to education.