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The XV Asenof National and International Congress

At the XV #Asenof National and International Congress, Jiovany Orozco, #CloudLabs CEO, presented the lecture: “The Use of Virtual Laboratories in Professional Training”. He emphasized the need for a transformation of the teaching and learning processes at the educational institutions through active learning techniques and the use of technology. He also highlighted how beneficial it is to integrate gamification and the STEM model, as well as other aspects related to quality in education.

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Article from the American Ed-Tech news portal Edweek

Read this article from the American Ed-Tech news portal EDWEEK on how CloudLabs virtual labs became an effective solution for many educational institutions during the COVID -19 Pandemic. Find out what teachers, researchers and students from different countries say about CloudLabs potential to enhance education.

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CloudLabs is now in Turkey

7,500 students from Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) are now learning with more than 140 virtual laboratories, translated in Turkish, in areas such as Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. DEU has more than 80,000 students and 17 schools and is ranked among the 20 most prestigious universities in the country. Through this alliance, CloudLabs starts a significant expansion process in the Middle East.

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Alliance between Santillana and CloudLabs to promote scientific, logical and mathematical thinking.

– The agreement aims to provide the country’s schools with the possibility to transform classrooms into attractive, fun, and dynamic educational environments through STEM simulators.

– Students will be able to acquire skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through the Challenge-Based Learning-approach.

– They will learn by doing through gamified activities with 263 simulations in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics.

To develop STEM skills in students, Santillana signed an agreement with the CloudLabs platform, 100% online. This platform facilitates learning in real contexts that pose everyday life situations and teaches how to solve them.

Teachers will be able to measure their students’ progress through challenges and achievements, as the platform includes a classroom management system that allows them to track the performance of each student. CloudLabs is easily integrated into each school’s platform.

Students can recreate laboratory operations, circuits, in vitro cultures, cell scale models and natural phenomena, among others, starting with a review of concepts and keys necessary to carry out their practical. They will navigate in a 100% virtual and interactive environment that will turn their computers, cell phones and tablets into experimental laboratories, in which they will have fun while developing 21st century strategic skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, decision making and innovation.

These benefits allow children and young people to put into practice the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real and meaningful way, which they will be able to use in their daily lives and their future professional lives.



Press contact: Isabel Cristina Ballén Espinosa. Cellphone: 3115010685.

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II International STEM 2021 Congress in Lima, Peru.

Today we joined the II International STEM 2021 Congress in Lima, Peru.

This event is a recognized forum to identify, develop and promote the application of innovative methodologies and didactic strategies that guarantees the effectiveness of STEM education, is also an event to analyze teaching-learning tools that are replicable in the classroom. Identify content and specific knowledge of reference for the design and implementation of practices, projects or programs in STEM education, and encourage teachers to use and apply the STEM approach to develop the skills needed in our 21st century society.
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Watch the full event here: https://hubs.ly/H0-cf1H0
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CloudLabs in Brazil

CloudLabs has been selected to be part of the business delegation that joined the official visit of the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque, to Brazil.

Our CEO and Founder, Jiovany Orozco, was part of the group with other 12 CEOs of Colombian companies invited by the office of the President to participate in this visit.

This visit was an outstanding opportunity to have close contact with relevant companies and entities of the tech and education industry in Brazil.

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Photographer: Juan Pablo Bello – Presidency.

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The same storm on different ships

A great storm, called COVID, swept away everything in its path, turning calm seas into uncontrollable tides; creating unprecedented crises in social and cultural spheres around the world.

The educational sphere was one of its biggest victims, since no one was prepared to face such a situation, the sudden closure of activities caused drastic changes, forcing educational institutions to put aside traditional education and venture into virtual education.

In quick response to this situation, institutions and teachers are chosing digital platforms to remotely complement their teaching methodology, managing to overcome the challenges of the storm.

These are some experiences that teachers shared with us, who managed to overcome the challenges of their journeys, demonstrating that educational tools such as CloudLabs STEM are the rudder that guides and gives direction to ships to navigate through strong tides. 

Very close to Chinchaycocha Lake in Junín-Peru, due to its altitude (4,100 meters above sea level) considered the highest lake in the world, my students’ learning was oriented towards being in the classroom, some days in the Laboratory and others on field trips. But one day, the pandemic began and a microscopic virus, “SARS-CoV-2”, limited us to staying at home and adapting to virtual teaching and learning that became boring and stressful, until one day we discovered a fun virtual way of learning, as we entered into the wonderful world of CloudLabs STEM Laboratories, where there are various labs and science simulators; for example, in the chemistry simulator there were laboratory instruments and reagents, and when we carried out the virtual practice, we observed the magical way that the lighter was lit and the color of the substances changed, this observation was as if we were in a school laboratory.

In the physics simulator, there were lights that lit up if you did the procedure properly and lights that burned out if you were wrong, the students understood that making mistakes is a new way of learning and accessing knowledge; in the mathematical simulator there are rulers that measure and calculators that helped to obtain the values ​​of the answer. I can conclude that with the advancement of CloudLabs STEM labs and technology, there are always fun ways to learn.” 

Professor Alejandra Francisca Gamarra, Perú

 

 

 “My ship was in Guayaquil… at a time of great uncertainty and when the storm raged most at every home in my city, I wondered how we would handle virtual education in an environment where the majority always bet on the traditional and anything else makes us step out of our comfort zone. It was time to start virtual classes and we had to reinvent ourselves as teachers amd look for the most appropriate digital resources to carry our teaching-learning processes successfully, and it is here where, once again, CloudLabs reached out to me in times of pandemic, it gave me free access to the Physics simulators to incorporate into Moodle and for all my students to have access to the resource, which leads me to the reflection that the worst of storms can be perceived as a drizzle if you associate with the right people; those that see education as learning and collaboration networks, regardless of their geographical location, for the simple pleasure of educating and so that everyone can access education without any kind of distinction.

For both teachers and students, this storm represented a challenge, full of difficulties, learning experiences and the constant reinvention of practices. CloudLabs STEM was a lifesaver in the storm and a great tool for remote learning, as well as being the solution to today’s problem.” 

Professor Alfonso Gutiérrez, Ecuador

 

For teachers of Natural Sciences, it is essential to accompany our theoretical classes with the use of laboratory activities, in order to develop skills that allow us to understand the use of laboratory materials and carry out experiences to verify laws or to contrast hypotheses. With the arrival of the pandemic, this activity was strongly postponed.

Based on this need, I began to look for virtual laboratories that would allow me to work on the contents that are normally developed in a school laboratory.

After a conscious search, I chose CloudLabs since it has a pleasant and intuitive work environment. I use it to enrich my theoretical classes, whether recorded or through videoconferences.

With my students from the Physics and Chemistry faculty, we analyzed the activities proposed by CloudLabs and we agreed that it is a very good tool to develop procedural skills when entering a laboratory.

On the other hand, I believe that we must generate a drastic change in teaching, as it was conceived before the pandemic, and think that CloudLabs will allow us to continue enriching our classes, even in person.

The variety of proposed experiences is diverse and raises experimental activities that are necessary to develop in any Physics and Chemistry course, at the intermediate level in my country.

The CloudLabs images have very good definition and the tools, such as calculator, the explanation of the content, formulas to be used and the graphs with the experimental data are an extra bonus when choosing a virtual laboratory.

One drawback that other laboratories have is that they do not have a Spanish version. CloudLabs has clear and concise explanations and I always had a prompt response to the concerns raised to the advisory team at my disposal.

Each one of the students work at their oun learning speed and have the possibility of repeating the experiences as many times as they wish.

Thanks to CloudLabs I recovered in my virtual classes what I like the most about science … Teaching how to learn by experimenting.”

Professor Pedro, Argentina

It is clear that this pandemic has completely disrupted the traditional educational system, and everything points to the future education model of face-to-face, while simultaneously enabling online work spaces, such as virtual laboratories.

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5th Korea-LAC

In October 2019, I was invited by ProColombia to participate in the fifth business summit between South Korea and Latin America. The Colombian delegation group was led by high government representatives, starting with the Tourism, Commerce and Industry Minister, Jose Manuel Restrepo. Among the participants were representatives from various fields; including the food industry, renewable energy, information and technology and 4.0 industries as well as academics.

The goal of the delegation was to promote commercial flow and incentivize investments, as well as promote cooperation in topics such as creative industries, the use of science and technology for industrial innovation and the implementation of the 4th industrial revolution in Colombia. Korea-LAC summit is organized by the IDB, the Korean ministry of economy and finance, Korean Exim bank and KOTRA (Korean agency for the promotion of commerce and investment). As a Highlight, South Korea is the third largest Asian investor in Colombia. According to the Republic’s Bank, in the last decade there were incoming transactions for over USD $183 million. Our virtual laboratories proposal was very well received by the audiences.

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CloudLabs is one of the 100 most innovative Edtech companies in LATAM

We want to share some good news!

Holon IQ, the educational intelligence company, published a list called LATAM EDTECH 100, where they selected the 100 most innovative educational technology companies in Latin America. We are pleased to share that CloudLabs is on this list in the Virtual Learning Environments category.

In the selection process Holon IQ analyzed more than 1000 companies in the region, including CloudLabs, and evaluated the product, user experience, team and growth potential.

You can follow the full story here: https://www.holoniq.com/notes/latam-edtech-100/

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We are finalists in The GSV Cup 2020

CloudLabs participated in the ASU GSV 2020 Summit; the most impactful meeting of leaders in education and technology, and took part in the GSV Elite Cup; a group made up of 200 of the most innovative business ideas around learning and working in the world.