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· May, 2014

Stories about Education from May, 2014

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

  31 May 2014

Andrea Collazo publishes [es] on Profesora de Informática [Computing teacher] her first free e-book: Security, browsers, e-mail, office automation, storage in “The Cloud”, messaging, multimedia, image treatament, accesories. Meet the Digital Survival Kit. The kit can be ordered on the post [es]. The post reviewed here was part of the...

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

  31 May 2014

Saul Equihua writes [es] on Infotecarios about open access in México: On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Mexico moved ahead by adding and reforming the Legislation of Science and Technology, the General Legislation of Education and the Organic Law of National Council of Science and Technology, to promote open access. After...

Challenges of Education in the 21st Century

  29 May 2014

Mikel Agirregabiria gets inspiration from the movie Dead Poets Society to point out [es] the current needs of education: The 21st century educations demands posing again some issues that were not evident in the past, as where do you want to live or work, with what languages or with what...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

  29 May 2014

Jaider Ochoa-Gutiérrez wonders [es] on Infotecarios if ordinary librarians are updated on technological issues that influence their profession, such as content curation, big data, labs among others, and answers from his own experience: I must confess that, to me (and after speaking with some colleagues), the issue is still vague;...

We Have to be Prepared for Children's Questions

  28 May 2014

On Mamacitas, there are reflections [es] about the experience mothers have when it comes to sex questions from their children: Comprehensive sex education can't start at 15 years old, it's too late by then. It's a contradiction that we want to protect our children from every danger and that we...

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Being Gay in a Homophobic Caribbean

  17 May 2014

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

  17 May 2014

BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support her family. Not so strange, given that only 55 percent of children in Bangladesh complete their primary education.  But now,...

Macedonian Medical Students Live in Medieval Conditions

Independent student magazine Izlez (Exit) published photo galleries originally posted by students Dena Miladinoska and Kristina Ivanova [mk] of the state-run dorm for medical students at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. The students posted the photographs of the desolate living conditions in an attempt to incite...

Argentina and Open Access

  14 May 2014

Fernando Ariel López writes [es] for Infotecarios about Law 26899: Creating Digital Institutional Repositories of Open, Owned, or Shared Access [es], also known as the Open Access Law, approved in Argentina in November 2013, after a long process initiated in 2009.  The scientific-technological production resulting from the work, training, and/or projects funded...

Guyana: Laugh & Learn

  14 May 2014

Guyana Gyal blogs about the power of laughter: Through the use of humour, she was able to help a young woman be confident enough to learn.

Libraries and Free Culture

  14 May 2014

The blog from Parque Biblioteca Tomás Carrasquilla – La Quintana, in Medellin, Colombia, expresses [es] its support for free culture. After explaining the liberties [es] free culture brings, the blog describes how can this fit together with a librarian's work: Public libraries can learn from these liberties to share the...

Costa Rica: Ongoing Teacher Strike

  14 May 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, the teacher strike in Costa Rica had been going on for 13 days, and President Luis Guillermo Solís called educators’ [es] attention asking them to get back to their classrooms and calling on their patriotism: “With all due respect and humility, I am asking the teachers...

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