22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Virtual Research and Learning Communities in Latin America: the CEVALE2VE case

Jul 25, 2015, 12:00 PM


talk Education and Outreach Education and Outreach


Camila Jose Rangel Smith (Uppsala University (SE))


A virtual research and learning community can be a powerful tool for educational purposes. It has a wide range of possibilities for multi-institution participation; such as synchronous and asynchronous online engagement, decentralized student discussions and academic networking, as well as being cost effective. In this context, the CEVALE2VE virtual community (Centro de Altos Estudios de Altas Energías) is a Venezuelan initiative for the generation of new researchers in high-energy physics (HEP). Its goal is to contribute to the scientific dissemination of fundamental physics and the regional modernization of university education. The members of CEVALE2VE are a group of Venezuelan researchers, currently involved in projects related to the HEP field, and geographically located in different academic institutions of Europe and North America. The project involves several academic institutions of Venezuela and Colombia in order to reach a wide audience, and exploits current communications technologies, where data, software tools and information resources are shared. Several activities have been hosted by CEVALE2VE that include a series of public lectures, ATLAS virtual visits, the implementation of a virtual course “Introduction to Particle Physics” for undergraduate students and the supervision of masters thesis. The use of the current technologies to share material and interact with the students creates a vibrant and participatory learning environment.

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Camila Jose Rangel Smith (Uppsala University (SE))

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