TEDECO is a specialized group in information technologies of the UPM, whose objective is the use of new technologies to improve access to information and, therefore, to digital education of the population. It has been working since 2006 both in African and Latin American countries (Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo, DRC, Sudan, El Salvador, Ecuador) and in European countries (Spain, France, Holland with the connect @ health project) to help the most vulnerable groups (elderly, women, immigrants, rural population) to access information through the use of technology.
In addition, it has developed the TechPeopleCare digital literacy methodology in which people without previous digital knowledge are trained in the use of new technologies. It is individual and without a teacher, so it is a sustainable and scalable innovation that can help to significantly reduce the digital divide.
TEDECO brings together experts in digital literacy, and offer different services such as the usability of technology by people without previous relationship with technological devices, the development of training materials in digital literacy and user-friendly software for people without previous knowledge (videollama.me project), and the design and implementation of massive digital literacy projects.