Radio in the education process during social isolation is the subject of study
Buenos Aires, Argentina.- The role that radio played as a tool in educational processes during social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of an investigation carried out by a network of research teams from Argentine universities. The study aims to carry out a survey of data throughout the country on the educational experiences developed through public radio stations and community, popular, alternative, cooperative and indigenous radio stations.
The network of researchers in the area of Social and Human Sciences seeks to produce a systematic, rigorous and exhaustive knowledge throughout the Argentine national territory to contribute to the design of public policies that enhance educational experiences through radio and its actors.
Among the universities that participate in this research are the National University of La Plata and the National University of the Northeast, UNNE, and researchers from the National Universities of: Quilmes, Villa María; From Cordoba; from Tucumán; of Comahue; from Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands. Research body of the Argentine Forum of Community Radios; members of the Public Defender of Audiovisual Communication Services, the Union of Educators of the Province of Córdoba and the Association of Argentine National University Radio Broadcasters (ARUNA).
The project "Radios and educational continuity in the context of social isolation : survey, diagnosis and guidelines to rethink communication, education and connectivity in Argentina" is directed by Master Claudia Villamayor, from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Social of the National University of La Plata. The initiative is part of a project approved by the PISAC-COVID 19 call of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation of the MINCyT.
Claudia Villamayor is also an advisor to the Production Training Program for a Community and Citizen Radio promoted by SIGNIS ALC, in which around 100 young radio players from 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean participate.