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  1. 1. Cyberhives Virtual Communities of Learning about Biodiversity Education Program, INBio
  2. 2. Antecedents <ul><li>Classroom as only learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fragmented vision: Science, Geography, Communication, Informatics. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary memory approach to learning / teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Short term projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Antecedents
  4. 4. Antecedents <ul><li>Support from other institutions: </li></ul>
  5. 5. General Objective <ul><li>Promote the innovative use of science and ICT in the classroom, wild protected areas and cyberspace to generate experiences and projects that stimulate students to learn and build knowledge about their local biodiversity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Specific Objectives <ul><li>1. Determine the learning motivational impact that the use of science and ICT have in students. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Establish collaborations between students, teachers, scientists and technicians to support team work and new learning by discovery experiences. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Specific Objectives <ul><li>3. Train participants to prepare them to use the tools beyond the scope of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Establish virtual communities of learning that promote knowledge building. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Promote the development of natural citizens who highly value local biodiversity in rural areas of the country. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Actors <ul><li>Schools and high schools with Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Students from grades: 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Three teachers per school </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists and parataxonomists from INBio </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education – Omar Dengo Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Environment and Energy </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>Victoriano Mena (Hojancha, Guanacaste) </li></ul><ul><li>Nuevo Arenal (Arenal) </li></ul><ul><li>La Flor de Bahía (Bahía Ballena) </li></ul><ul><li>Poasito (Poás, Alajuela) </li></ul><ul><li>Barrio Limoncito (Limón) </li></ul><ul><li>República de Corea (Quepos) </li></ul><ul><li>High Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>Ambientalista de Pejibaye (Turrialba) </li></ul><ul><li>CTP Carlos Ml. Vicente Castro (Golfito) </li></ul><ul><li>Cariari (Limón) </li></ul><ul><li>La Uvita (Punta Uvita, Puntarenas) </li></ul>Educational centers participating in 2011
  10. 10. Methodology <ul><li>1. Training of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>2. Training of students </li></ul><ul><li>3. Development of project supported by community and parataxonomists </li></ul><ul><li>4. Communication of results in Science Symposium </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Cyberhives portal
  12. 12. Results and conclusions <ul><li>More than 1200 students and teachers highly motivated to develop projects and participate in virtual communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Web based social networks provide new opportunities to develop interdisciplinary team work (communication, science, computers). </li></ul><ul><li>Students enjoy hands on work through all stages of the scientific method, including discussing and communicating results. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results and conclusions <ul><li>Project facilities concrete collaborations with Ministries, NGO´s and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Computer lab infrastructure of several schools is very limited and thus, does not take full advantage of these technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Higher quantity and quality of entries participating in scientific fairs. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Future work <ul><li>Scale up the project to the whole country </li></ul><ul><li>Address other fields </li></ul><ul><li>Develop international communities </li></ul><ul><li>Explore mobile technology applications </li></ul>
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