Friday, 29 May 2009

A Congress on ICT applied to Language Learning in Cordoba city

I was in Córdoba city (Argentina) on May 27th, 28th and 29th because the local university organized a 3-day-Congress on ICT applied to Language Learning. Teachers from different parts of the country attended the event.

The papers were about different topics: use of blogs and forums, webquests, Collaborative Learning, Moodle platform, distance learning, moodle platforms.
I found particularly interesting 6-hour-workshop about "How to introduce teachers to the use of ICT in their classrooms" given by Mgtr. Víctor Sajoza Juric who gave us some useful guidance about this issue.

Now let me tell you about my experience in the city. I had the fortune to be in Córdoba on "El Cordobazo" (See more info in Wikipedia) anniversary. The city seemed to vibrate at the rhytm of the drums played by the workers who marched along streets carrying Argentinian flags in the memory of their lost co-workers who died or suffered persecussion during the military dictatorship.

Some teachers and I also took a short tour to the Jesuits circuit. The Jesuits were one of the first congregations who arrived to Argetnina in colonial times. They were very organized and tried to convert natives into catholicism peacefully. They built the very first university and a national school. Cordoba University was the third one opened in South America after the Mexican and Peruvian ones. It is even older than Harvard University. Unfortunatelly, the Jesuits were considered revolutionary by the King and the Pope, and were expulsed from these lands (More info in Spanish: http://www.vallepunilla.com.ar/jesuitas/) The Jesuit block has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
See photos below. If you put the cursor on a photo (don´t click), you will get its caption ;-)
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4 comments:

Sebastian said...

Hi Nelba. I met you after Victor Hugo's workshop. It'd be nice to work together with our groups.
See you.

Sebastian

Prof. Nelba Quintana- La Plata- Argentina said...

I remember you , Sebastián. Sure, contact me by mail. Have you got it? Regards from La Plata.

Carla Raguseo said...

¡Qué nostalgia volver a ver las fotos de la facultad de lenguas! y qué bueno que hayan aprovechado a viositar la ciudad.

Ya nos encontraremos en el 2011 :-)

Un abrazo

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