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Prizes for “Best Educational Portals in Latin America and the Caribbean” Awarded

04-03-2005 (Quito)
The website of the "Centro Bibliotecario de Puente Alto" designed by Cristian Maturana (Chile) is the laureate of the UNESCO supported contest for the “Best Educational Portals in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which was organized by the Information Society Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (INFOLAC).
The websites “Museo de los Niños de Caracas-Venezuela” (Children’s Museum of Caracas – Venezuela) by Curiosikid (Venezuela) and “Colombia Aprende” (Learn Colombia) by Claudia Zea (Colombia), were given the second and third place, respectively.

A special prize was granted to the teacher training portal “Nueva Alejandría”, designed by NAL Educativa, S.A. (Argentina).

The jury also granted three special recognitions to “Science and why things are” designed by the Metropolitan University (Venezuela), to “Cyberescuela.com” by Sabas Monroy Martínez (El Salvador), and “Campus Virtual” by the CAPACYT Institute (Argentina).

The contest was held in mid-2004 receiving great interest with 180 inscriptions. The jury was composed of a team of multidisciplinary professionals selected by the Organizing Committee of the Award with experience in web publication in the areas of ICT and education, including teacher training.

The awards consisted of USD 4,000 for first place, USD 2,000 for second place and USD 1,000 for third place. The special prize dedicated to the best website for teacher training received USD 1,000.

The next INFOLAC contest will award the best websites dedicated to online museums in the region.
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      · Prizes
      · ICT in Education: News Archives 2005
      · Latin America/Caribbean: News Archive 2005
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