Ministry invests US$1.5mn to launch mobile digital classrooms

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ecuadorian telecoms ministry Mintel has invested US$1.5mn to launch mobile digital classrooms, the ministry said on its website.

The initiative looks to bring technology to remote, rural and low-income places throughout the country, and is expected to benefit 45,000 citizens with basic IT tools.

The classrooms will offer training in e-mail access and management, search engines, social networks, and use of e-government services, among other tools.

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In its first phase, the project will include two mobile units equipped with computers and internet access.

The units will start their journey in the country's coastal provinces: Guayas, El Oro, Los Ríos, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Esmeraldas, Manabí and Santa Elena.