Sugar Labs Chile
Institution in charge
Educalibre, an educational and technological community founded in late 2004 and now is in the formal process to become an official NGO (process should end in two months. Educalibre, inspired by the Open Education and the FLOSS scope and strategy, has carried out a number of initiatives related to teacher training and professional development (FLOSS math software, LMS Moodle, Wikipedia), developing OpenCourseware (EdiciónLibre) and technical applied knowledge (our wiki), installing FLOSS in school and NGOs tech-labs as well as other network solutions (LTSP), performing seminars (local MoodleMoot, Flisol), working with governmental spheres.
Allies and partners
- Innovacien: An innovation network of schools related to ICT local proyect deployment to forrest learning and teacher professional development in Chile. This initiative is
- Intel Chile
- Universidad Metropolitana de las Ciencias de la Educación
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pilots to be deployed
- Escuela España, Punta Arenas, Chile.
- Municipalidad de Huechuraba, Santiago
Reach out activities
- FLISOL 2009, the Latin American FLOSS Install Fest, is one of the FLOSS events, where a stand showed Sugar to the public.
- X Encuentro Linux, the most important seminar related to FLOSS development and community gathering in Chile, to be held in October 2009.
Luis "Pato" Acevedo, chilean, chilean, Physical Education Teacher graduated from the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences, where has also worked as an assistant in adult-learning in Computing/Computer science in Mathematics. Also she has been assistant for the Program of Magister in Educational Administration. Enthusiastic of Logo, it has found in Squeak an adapted constructivist that fit requirements of XXI century learning. It actively participates in the diffusion of this and other software in educative lists like squeak.gleducar.org to.ar, the OLPC-South and SugarLabs. Its work in the diffusion of educational uses of DrGeoII in Primary Education has been recognized, working with professionals of Spain and Taiwan. Has been favored by the "Developers Program" of OLPC for the contribution in content development, advocating the XO OLPC Project at national level, through the civil campaign "One Computer per Child". It has diseminated the GUI Sugar in the Opencommunity2008 encounter, INACAP Chile and last for ICT/Enlaces. He is founder and board director NGO Educalibre. It maintains permanent contact with the Ceibal Plan of Uruguay, and NGO OLE.org, through its representative for Bolivia and Chile, Yamandú Plovonska.
Werner Westermann Juarez, chilean, History and Geography Teacher graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He works in research FONDECYT and FONDEF projects related to education and media. In 1999 enters the REUNA, the National University Network, working as a methodological and instructional designer on the project FONDEF "Alexandria: Digital Video Library Higher Education " and the IDF as" Wireless IP ". Creates in 2001 a Ciberanía Consultants where he made a series of e-learning projects for SENSE FONTEC and directs the project "Integrated electronic goods and services for primary education" . In 2004 works as a consultant for the e-learning ILPES program of UN-ECLAC. Specializes in e-Learning standards and especifications and Digital Learning Design at UNIACC. Member of the eXe International Advisory Council, a branch project of the Commonwealth of Learning. Founder and articulator of Educalibre NGO and community that promotes the integration of FOSS and educommons in education, as well as the chilean Moodle community and the civil campaign "One Computer per Child". Co-writer of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration.