UBURYO: open source software for managing microcredits in education

Ramírez Robles, Máximo and Muñoz Hernandez, Susana (2012). UBURYO: open source software for managing microcredits in education. In: "Annual Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)", 17-20 Abr 2012, Marrakech, Marruecos. ISBN 1467314572. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201052.

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Title: UBURYO: open source software for managing microcredits in education
Author/s:
  • Ramírez Robles, Máximo
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: Annual Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
Event Dates: 17-20 Abr 2012
Event Location: Marrakech, Marruecos
Title of Book: 2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2012)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 1467314572
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: computer and web based software; open source; collaborative software; web 2.0; attracting, engaging and retaining human talent to engineering; development of education
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the major problems in developing countries is minority access to higher education. Traditional scholarships usually focus on paying tuition fees for bringing brilliant students to developed countries (from where they seldom return). But local grants seldom target the more needy students. We propose a system of student loans to pay tuition fees in exchange for technical work. This appears to be a satisfactory and sustainable solution. We also provide UBURYO (a Kirundi word meaning opportunity). UBURYO is the free open source software, that we have developed, to manage this loan system in a simple, trustworthy, fair and efficient way.

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Item ID: 22946
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/22946/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:22946
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201052
Official URL: http://www.educon-conference.org/educon2012/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Mar 2014 14:53
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 16:48
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