Netex has closed a new agreement with the Government of the Canary Islands for the contracting of a support service for the educational integration of ICT in the public schools of the Canary Islands Autonomous Community. This is the third agreement that the technology company has signed with the Canary Islands Government and in this case is part of the project Use and quality of ICT in the educational environment of the Department of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands, has a budget of 722,861.56 euros and will run until March 2023.
The project aims to complement the actions aimed at the integration of ICT and the effective use of digital learning technologies carried out in previous projects. As a result of this new collaboration with UTE Netex and Altia, it will develop didactic materials, learning situations and digital contents of different kinds adapted to the Autonomous Community: interactive infographics on the Canary biodiversity, video tutorials of applications, illustrations on illustrious characters of the Community, complementary material for language teaching, etc.
As Manuel Sergio Fortes Gómez, Coordinator of the Educational Technology Area, from the Department of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands, points out: “For the implementation of projects of this magnitude, it is often necessary for public administrations to rely on specialized private companies to enrich, complement and collaborate with public resources. This is already the third contract we have signed with both companies, and we would like to emphasize that the experience has always been very fruitful and successful”.
The project also addresses the developments and integrations necessary for digital education, such as the implementation of a cataloguing service for educational resources, solutions for academic registration, the creation of a student assessment tool and the improvement of educational applications.
In the words of Carlos Ezquerro, CEO of Netex: “We would like to thank the Canary Islands Government for trusting Netex once again to develop and implement digital learning solutions for the students of the Canary Islands community”.
This type of content and educational solution is key to a modern and quality education. Moreover, in the post-COVID-19 world, these services have gained special relevance due to the forced acceleration of the digital transformation, as they allow the continuity of part of the teaching activity from our homes.