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Report- 2010

On February 16th, 2010 Dr. Heather Lotherington, from the University of York, Canada, gave a lecture on “Teaching of English Language and Literacy in multimodal projects: new texts and new learning opportunities” Dr. Lotherington talked about the project that, along with her colleagues, has been developing in Joyce public school in Toronto, for the last seven years.



On february 25th., 2010, Dr. Douglas Pickering presented the seminar "Date Mining student Records with a goal of improving retention" for the administrators of various local universities.



On february 24th, 2010. Dr. Erwin Warkentin of Memorial University, Canadá gave a seminar in Asunción on the topic "Important Elements for the Elaboration of a Thesis". Dr. Warkentin clarified several students doubts and queries about their thesis papers.



On Saturday March 27th., Dr. Dominic Ladrie presented "Quèbec: History and Culture" for the students of the Institute Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz- English from the levels Intermediate to Advanced. Dr. Ladrie spoke about the diferences and similarities between the canadian culture, particularly from the french-speaking area from which he comes, and our culture in an interesting and entertaining way.



On may 24, 2010, Dr. Amanda Huculak gave a presentation titled "Community and Local Economic Development Initiatives: An Organic Approach to Creating Sustainable Communities"


Her presentation detailed the importance of establishing a balance between past and present techniques to create sustainable economic opportunities for communities. Sustainable community development will become an organic process by combining elements of traditional knowledge and skills with science and research, preservation, education and new technologies. The presentation also focused on using an organic approach to create healthy sustainable communities. This can be achieved by linking traditional/local values and cultures; environmental sustainability and conservation; education; spontaneous tourism; and new technologies to enhance visitor experiences.



On October 18th, 2010, Dr. Robert Renaud gave a presentation on: "Assessing Learners with Special Needs" at the Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz- English Institute.


On November 5th, 2010, Mr. Brian Long, former Vice-President Commonwealth of Learning, from Canada gave a presentation at the Universidad Americana on “International Cultural Relations as a Foreign policy Instrument: the Canadian Experience”.