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Facilitate the MIT Educational Program for free courses at INTEC

Facilitate the MIT Educational Program for free courses at INTEC

Facilitate the MIT Educational Program for free courses at INTEC The agreement, effective as of the date, will last two years and was signed by Miguel J. Escala, Rector of INTEC and José Ml. Santana, Executive Director of CIACT.

Santo Domingo.- The International Advisory Commission on Science and Technology (CIACT) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), signed an agreement to establish the OCW-RD Educational Program (Open Course Ware), in the Dominican Republic.

This program was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and consists of the free, free publication of its teaching material, which reflects much of the academic content received by its graduates. A large number of academic institutions from around the world participate in the OCW, are associated in a consortium, and CIACT is an active member for the dissemination of the courses in the country.

Both INTEC and CIACT seek with this agreement to provide free, simple and coherent access to the teaching materials used in MIT and in turn provide the discipline and academic rigor equivalent to that of a university-level classroom, to all those students who are interested in participating and who take the initiative to enroll in these courses.

Both institutions committed to execute this initiative through free knowledge courses through audiovisual sessions with material from universities belonging to the OCW consortium.

The original OCW plan has more than 1,800 courses corresponding to 33 academic disciplines. The courses in INTEC will begin with a group of 40 students for the area of ​​Physics, in coordination with Professor Vinicio Romero.

The agreement, effective as of the date, will last two years and was signed by Miguel J. Escala, Rector of INTEC and José Ml. Santana, Executive Director of CIACT.

Among the activities contemplated within this agreement are: Inform and train the student environment of the general orientation program; prepare periodic tests during the teaching process, in order to measure learning outcomes; Accompany and facilitate the teaching staff that serves as a guide to complement and deepen the knowledge acquired in the audiovisual modality and Organize discussion forums, workshops, conferences, seminars and presentations on related topics.

The signing ceremony was attended by Leandra Tapia, Academic Vice-Rector of INTEC, Andrea Paz, Director of Research, Angélica Adrián, Coordinator of Inter-Institutional Relations and Johel Contreras, Project Coordinator of CIACT, together with a team from the commission.

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