In Lima, Peru high school students learn about Internet from their peers and by themselves

May 23, 2010

In Lima Peru high school students of public schools learn about Internet from their peers and by themselves. This is a result of the research developed in the capital of Peru, Lima by Prof. Dr. Raul Choque, graduated from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Cristobal Suarez from Universidad de Salamanca of  Spain.

1,141 students of high school that are studyng in 4th and 5th grade were part of the research. The results showed that teachers do not teach students how to use the Internet. Students learn mainly from their peers and also when they are searching on the Internet.

Other important result of this research was that students use Internet mainly to get information, to communicate and in minor proportion for school activities. Other important result is that 80% of students access Internet in public booths, therefore the Ministry of Education should make a campain about the use Internet in booths with educational goals.

A reflexion about this research is that in the integration of computers and Internet in the educational system, teachers should first be trained in the use of Internet and use of different tools that can allow students to improve the educational activities.

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Today is International Internet Day

May 18, 2010

Today, May 17 in the World is the Internet Day. That is why in different countries around the World there are activities such as conferences, meetings, visits to Universities and also activities on line. In 2006 the United Nations approved May 17 of each year as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

The number of Internet users in the World are the following:  In North America there are 259 millions of users, in Latin America y The Caribean 186 millions of users, in Africa 86 millions of users, in Europe 425 millions of users, in Asia 764 millions of users and Australia 21 millions of users.

The most important milestones of Internet are the following:

1969: Through Arpanet three universities in North America were connected.

1972: The first public demostration of Arpanet.

1994: Jerry Yang founded Yahoo.

1998: Sergey Brin y Larry Page founded Google.

2000: There were 20 millions of websites.

2004: Marck Zuckerberg founded Facebook.

2005: Youtube was founded.

2010: There are 1,700 millions of Internet users.


Use of Internet in Peru according to the Instituto de Opinion Publica PUCP

May 14, 2010

This study was developed in the capital of Peru, Lima, in September of 2009. This city has approximately 8 million people.

The study found that 34% of population access Internet from their homes. 28% of population use Internet every day, 15% use it every two or three days and 6%  two or three times a month.

About the activities that people do when surfing the Internet, the outcomes were the following:

  • 93% people use the Internet for searching information,
  • 79% use the Internet for e-mailing, 72% for  chatting,
  • 63% for downloading music, videos and pictures,
  • 35% use it for Wikipedia and
  • 21% to participate in courses on line.

Fifty-seven percent of people in Lima access Internet from public booths, so out of 10 people, 6 people use the Internet  from public places, especially in the poor places of Lima. Other important information in this research is that 78% people have an account of e-mail, it means that out of 10 people in Lima, 8 people have an account of e-mail. 94% people have an acoount of e-mail in Hotmail, 21% in Yahoo and 18% in Gmail.

About the use of social media in Lima, 47% people have access to Hi5, 22% people have access to Youtube, 20% people have access to Facebook, 7% have a blog and 1% have access to Twitter.

This important study was developed by the Instituto de Opion Publica of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.


Research about One Laptop per Child Program in Peru – December 2009

May 1, 2010

Research results about One Laptop per Child in communities of Peru, developed in December 2009

The research was developed by Carlos Laura Quispe and Edgar Bolivar Diaz from the Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social of Peru. This study aimed to identy facilitators and barriers that arise from the introduction of One Laptop Per Children Program in Peru, specifically in rural Peru.  The program has three years of implementation. The research was developed in Arequipa and Puno. These regions are in the mountain in Peru.

The facilitators of the implementation of the Program are the followings:

1.  TEACHER BELIEFS.-

  • The teachers that participed in this study said that the technologies such as computers and Internet have important effects on the education process and learning.
  • Technology can improve the learning process specially when a teacher is working with students of different grades. For example when a teacher works with students of 1st. grade and 2nd. grade at the same time. Also, there is a change about the importance of the new technology in the classroom.

2. AVAILABILITY OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES.-

  •  Teachers and students have access to a network of information and communication  anywhere and specially in remote areas of Peru.
  • Students who use laptops are changing their learning process. For instance they are working in teams and developing news skills.
  • Students consider that laptops have high value.
  • Teachers consider that laptops and Internet are an important aspects in their development as educators.

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