A Summer visit to Paraguay gave me the opportunity to make contact with colleagues at the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (UAA). I was invited to give a talk about e-learning at the OU, which took place at the UAA. On the same day (26th July) I was also given a tour of the University and had meetings with the Languages and e-Learning teams. We have agreed to run a series of joint online seminars on e-learning (starting in October-November 2012) and to explore the possibility of opening these to other Latin American universities in due course.
A review on my visit was posted the next day by one of the attendees through the mailing list of the Ateneo de Lengua y Cultura Guarani, which is an indication of the potential impact that this type of collaboration could have beyond the institutions involved.