The Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE) was founded in 1956 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
ILCE is formed by 14 countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Venezuela) and is headquartered in Mexico City.
The Latin America and Caribbean Regions ADL-ILCE Partnership Center was founded in 2006. It is a collaborative effort between the ADL Initiative and ILCE for developing multinational (Latin America and Caribbean regions) cooperative projects, to include greater implementation of the worldwide adopted SCORM standard. Other collective R&D interests are Web 2.0, mobile learning, virtual worlds, and educational games.
The ADL-ILCE Center promotes high quality distributed learning through the implementation and adoption of worldwide standards for education and training throughout the Latin America and Caribbean regions
In addition, the ADL-ILCE Center provides the vehicle for open collaboration among universities, private organizations, and the public sector.
Jesus Vicente Flores Morfin holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Master’s degree in Information Systems, and Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and the Instituto Tecnologico de La Laguna (ITL), respectively. Over the past 25 years, he was a professor at both Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), where he was founder director of the Research Center F. Kino; and ITL, where he was the Dean of the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering.
Additionally, Dr. Flores Morfin was a congressman in the Mexican House of Representatives (2006–2009). In that position, he was the Secretary of both the Education and the Science and Technology Committees, and also a member of the Digital Universal Access and Prospective Studies Committees. He was in charge of defining national state policies through the creation of new laws in these areas. He promoted and prepared resolutions for several legislation projects (bills). Two of them were the “Law for the Development of the Information and Knowledge Society,” and the inclusion of the innovation policies into the “Science and Technology Law.”
In addition, Dr. Flores Morfin held key positions in various projects, academies and associations. He was the Dire…ctor of the first Regional Center MicroSEP pioneer project, which delivered computers for elementary public schools. In addition, he was President of the National Academy of Robotics Research, President of the Committee for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Computing in Mexico in the Mexican House of Representatives, President of the Organizing Committee of the Mexican Informatics Olympics, Director of the Outreach Program of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for Latin America, Director of the Site for the ACM-IBM International Collegiate Programming Contest, President of the La Laguna Subsection of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sponsor of the ACM Student Chapter and IEEE Student Branch of ITL and UIA Laguna. Currently, he is a member of the National Academy of Informatics and the ACM.