ePals, Inc., has formed a strategic partnership with the Gabriel Piedrahita-Uribe Foundation, based in Cali, Colombia, designed to bring high quality learning resources, safe communication tools, and collaborative experiences to Spanish-speaking educators and their students around the world.
This partnership will combine the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-focused content of the Foundation's website (www.eduteka.org), with a set of newly enabled capabilities on ePals.com, so that educators and their students can more easily connect, match, and collaborate in Spanish for professional development, to share best practices, and to collaborate on learning topics of shared interest.
The ePals Spanish language portal (currently in beta at www.epals.com/bienvenido/) is intended to foster a vibrant learning community of educators and learners from the Spanish-speaking world, allowing them to create ePals profiles, match and collaborate with classrooms worldwide, contribute engaging content, and participate in discussions and collaborative projects. Available at no cost, the community is an open environment where discussions can grow organically around ideas and common goals, with an initial focus on ways Spanish-speaking educators can effectively use ICTs to engage students and improve educational achievement.
The primary goal of the Gabriel Piedrahita-Uribe Foundation is to promote the improvement of education for disadvantaged and underserved children, specifically in Spanish-speaking countries, through the effective integration and use of ICTs in the curriculum.
Source: ePals, Inc., www.epals.com