Using IT tools in the undergraduate learning system in Dâmboviţa county– a success story to be replicated nation-wide | SIVECO Romania

Using IT tools in the undergraduate learning system in Dâmboviţa county– a success story to be replicated nation-wide

Monday, February 21, 2005

Bucharest, February 21st 2005 – During 18 - 19 February 2005 a reunion of the Applied Computer Science Association "INFOBYTE" took place in Moreni, Dambovita County.

The organizers, Dambovita County School Inspectorate, "I.L.CARAGIALE" Moreni Professional School and "I.H. RADULESCU" Târgovişte Highschool structured the Infobyte meeting in 2 sections: the debate on introducing IT tools to the undergraduate learning system –broadcasted live on the Internet (February 18th) and the contest itself, in three sections: web pages, educational software and IT&C (February 19th).

The debate on the 18th enjoyed great interest from the audience (the one present in Moreni as well as the via Internet participants)

The pupils, parents and teachers’ opinions had into view identifying the most effective ways to use the existing IT resources at full potential.

„It is  essential to make pupils and teachers aware of the optimum usage of the resources made available to schools within the IT Based Educational System. This is an aspect of minimum IT culture as an educational process. We have to be aware that it’s up to each of us to get involves and make this process a success”, said Prof. Nicolae Istrate, IT Inspector within Dambovita County School Inspectorate.

The next day contest fully proved Mr. Istrate’s statements: very well prepared pupils, guided by hearted teachers competed in showing their works to a jury of educational software specialists.

„I am very impressed by the enthusiasm and talent these children show. It’s my second time in a Infobyte reunion and I can’t help noticing the qualitative progress of the works they’ve done. Infobyte is a real model, to be replicated nation wide.”, said Radu Jugureanu, Educational Content Responsible within SIVECO Romania, who took part in the event as a member of the jury.