1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” #edumetricas


Montevideo, Uruguay

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The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Educación y Evaluación Educativa -INEEd-, the Center ICT4V and the Inter-American Development Bank - Education Division organized the 1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning”.

Nowadays, there is an increasing understanding about the relevance of developing the appropriate human capabilities, and technical and institutional conditions to implement a strategic use of data in the field of education. However, this scenario also faces some challenges. Currently, there is a substantial concern that data literacy, data protection and privacy are not sufficiently developed by education and technology stakeholders.

The boundaries between personal and private data are a matter of increasing relevance. A key question to be addressed is ‘Who owns the data?’ and to what extent the user’s data (underage in many cases) can be used by third parties. Some rights may also rest with the individual or organization that is responsible for generating and storing this data, or for arranging and visualizing sets of data in ways that generate actionable insights. A generous stream of data, continuously generated, hosted and exchanged can, if properly used, be of remarkable value to better understand how, where, and when teachers and students participate in the process of sharing and creating new knowledge. However, in order to better understand these pressing issues; the technical, educational, technological and institutional capabilities need to be well articulated.

Download workshop presentations here.



Objectives of the Workshop:

1. Using data for research and evaluation: towards an open and collaborative process for analysis, research and improving education. 
2. Presenting experiences in the use of information systems for improving learning outcomes. 
3. Presenting innovative approaches for evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes. 
4. Policies, projects and programs for technology integration and data use in education.