Solution developed by the Ucampus Technological Center will allow to unify the online classes and digitize tools such as the attendance book, notes and student assignments.
As part of the start of school activities this year, the University of Chile established an agreement with the Claudio Arrau León public high school in the commune of Doñihue, in the Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins Region, for the implementation of the learning management system created by the Ucampus Center, a tool that will bring the classroom closer to the student’s computer or mobile device.
This partnership will allow students and teachers to find, in one place, their virtual classrooms, homework, tests and attendance records, also providing a space for communication.
The agreement was signed on Thursday, March 11, an activity that had the participation of the mayor of Doñihue, Boris Acuña, and the dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Chile (FCFM), Francisco Martínez.
“We trust that this implementation constitutes a real support for school education. We start this new project with a public and regional high school,” said the dean of the FCFM, who added that “there will be a change after the implementation of the Center Ucampus in Doñihue, which will have quick and expeditious access to all the necessary tools for a school. As they will also experience an improvement in remote communication between teachers and students”.
The mayor of Boris Acuña thanked the initiative. “Without a doubt, education has been one of the sectors that have been most affected by the pandemic. Today we have the possibility that our boys and girls can access the quality learning that we all want for them”.
“This agreement represents a platform that allows working virtually at this time, but later also in person. Technologies have come to stay in the educational system and the initiatives are taking shape,” added the mayor.
The platform offers a learning ecosystem designed for young people and teachers, providing tools to carry out traditional academic actions, such as online assignments and tests, in order to promote communication and teamwork. Convenient for students and parents, it can be accessed from its website or mobile application. It also has multiple services for its virtual classes so that teachers can access everything they need to carry out their bouquets in one place.
“At the Ucampus Technological Center we provide solutions to digitize educational institutions”, says its director Javier Villanueva. “We firmly believe that we cannot allow the gaps caused by this pandemic to deepen. We understand the importance of providing support to institutions so that, regardless of their decisions, their students can continue learning without problems. And so, once this crisis is over, we make sure that this technological revolution improves the way we understand education, “he says.
After years of experience of digitizing various universities in the country, the Ucampus team decided to translate all that knowledge into a municipal high school in the O’Higgins region. This is how the director Villanueva explains: “For us it is very valuable because it is an innovation from the public sphere, which is transferred to another public institution. It is a clear example that robust and innovative solutions can also be created from these spheres”.
(The Spanish version of this article was first appeared on https://uchile.cl/u173655)