Planning the Future of Technology for Education in Brazil

SAMSUNG has kindly invited me to their Workshop “Planning the Future of Technology for Education in Brazil”, next week, at the Joint SAMSUNG/UNICAMP Lab. Quoting them, “The event will discuss technological innovation to address pressing education issues. At SAMSUNG Research Institute Brazil, Advanced Technology Group, we are committed to exploring visions and technologies that will create a new reality for technology in education in Brazil. We aim to build up a research agenda that will influence the industrial, academic and solution developer communities.”

I currently coordinate, with my colleagues Prof. Alim Gonçalves and Prof. Renato Lopes, the EAE Group (Teaching and Learning Engineering) — a voluntary, informal and collegial group of professors who are trying to improve the teaching and learning experience of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at UNICAMP, especially for the undergraduates. You can find more about our activities in our Google Plus page and our YouTube Channel (both in Portuguese).

I am also researching, with Renato and our student Ms. Jomara Bindá, low-cost Personal Response Systems, aimed at classroom usage in disfavored communities, especially in rural schools, and those in poor urban neighborhoods.

My lab and I have a number of ongoing collaborative works with SAMSUNG, which is one of our main partners. I am very excited about the upcoming workshop.

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