Seventh Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies

October 8 to 12, Guayaquil, Ecuador

http://www.laclo.org/laclo2012

Latin American countries have an urgent need to share, to unite efforts and grow together in all aspects, but especially to raise the educational level of their people. Hence the need to keep an active conversation in Latin American context that will enable to bridge the technological development that characterizes the contemporary world with the richness of our explorations and insights about technology for education.  All this from the construction of a common broad and multifaceted vision that favors making effective use of ICT in education.

From this need, the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) organized in 2006 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the 1st. Latin American Conference on Learning Objects, from which the Latin American Community of Learning Objects (LACLO) was born.  From there, the conference has been organized annually in different countries of the region (Santiago, Chile in 2007, Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2008, Mérida , Mexico in 2009, São Paulo, Brazil in 2010 and Montevideo, Uruguay in 2011). The theme of the event has been expanding beyond the technology of learning objects, covering the entire spectrum of information and communication technologies to support and improve teaching and learning, which has led to a discussion within Community on the need and desirability of adopting a new name and renamed the Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology in Education.

This year, the conference return to Ecuador where Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral coordinates the work of the 7th. Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology (LACLO 2012) to be held from the 8th to 12th of October in the beautiful city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The event aims to contribute to the creation of spaces that encourage greater communication between the educational and technological fields and will focus on two main aspects: first, the recovery of educational research experiences that allow a better understanding of usage and impact of technology in located educational practice. Second, to know the real problems of education in the region to build our own and effective technological solutions.

 

KEYNOTES

George Siemens

Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute
Athabasca University
Canada

Luis Osin


World expert in Learning Technologies and Learning Personalization
Uruguay/Israel

António Moreira


Vice-President EDEN European Distance and E-Learning Network
Universidade Aberta
Portugal

Nelson Piedra


Director of the Research Institute in Computer Science
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja
Ecuador