BUGs in Chile!

Chile_class1These pictures were taken last week at the University of Valparaiso – Biomedical Engineering Department, Science Faculty – in Chile.  And yes, the gadgets you see on their desks are BUGs.  As far as we know, this is the first ever college level course made available in South America.  Needless to say, we are thrilled.  You’ll be hearing more about this program in the near future.

Seeing BUGs in the classroom puts a huge smile on my face.  One of our whole reasons for existing is to make technology more accessible and easy-to-use.  Getting feedback from schools and students using BUGs to do real-world, useful things is invaluable.  And as we’re learning, this audience is great a telling us what they think.  We couldn’t be happier working with them.

The University of Valparaiso joins a growing list of top universities using the BUG platform for pedagogical and other innovative purposes.  We wholeheartedly encourage this direction and offer discounts to students and educational organizations to help spur it on.  Please let us know if you are interested in using BUGs in an educational setting and we’ll do our best to support you.  Chile_class2 We’ve been working on programs now for over a year so we have a good feel for what’s working and what is less optimal.  We’d be happy to share it all.  Contact Alicia Gibb here for more info.

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