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ICT & Global Education

Issues around computer use and ICT integration as many rural schools and developing regions are now receiving donated computers and getting connected.

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As many rural schools and developing regions are now receiving donated computers and possibly getting connected to the Internet, they are becoming increasingly frustrated with the added administration and lack of skills to effectively implement and integrate computer use in their schools. Weneed to work to build capacity to develop trainers and implementation models that will be put into practice to support colleagues in developing regions around the world.

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A discussion on Digital Equity 2 Replies

Started by Noble Kelly. Last reply by DAVID NGARE KABURU Aug 7, 2010.

ICT AND GLOBAL EDUCATION 2 Replies

Started by EDWIN CLEOPHAS A ENARACH. Last reply by EDWIN CLEOPHAS A ENARACH Nov 7, 2009.

What ICT projects are there out there in TWB-land? 6 Replies

Started by Brad Waugh. Last reply by Dan Andrew Otedo Aug 12, 2009.

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Comment by Masuma Akter on December 4, 2014 at 10:16

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Comment by Dan Andrew Otedo on June 21, 2010 at 1:38
Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) will not make a bad teacher professional development program better. The use of technology can, in fact, make TPD programs worse.

When refurbished computers cannot run required software applications, or poor telephone lines don’t support Internet connections, teachers and students waste time, grow frustrated, and abandon new practices to return to familiar ones. When an educational television program demonstrates new teaching methods without showing how they can work in one-teacher schools, teachers in those schools watch the program but tune out the message.
Decades of education research on student learning, teacher development, and school change, have generated a body of relevant knowledge and best practices. Success can be achieved—but only by untangling the complex set of critical factors, and by leveraging previous successes to minimize risk and strengthen project designs.The EBB 4year TPD model is definately an exciting sustainable best practice in Africa
Comment by monika on January 16, 2010 at 8:07
We have been collaborating with a group from Uganda, an orphanage that currently has one computer. They joined our ning and are on it every day. We have been raising money to help pay for bandwidth (so they can continue to talk with us daily) and possibly a webcam - (so that we can skype with them.)

Would love any insight you can give us, or anything more we can be doing within this group.
Comment by Saif AQACHMAR on August 16, 2009 at 12:44
Hi, I am a teacher in Morocco I really like the idea of teaching student how to use the ICT, but in our country this is not the only problem because even if we want to teach them we don’t really find computers to do so.
We as teachers we rarely have a laptop because of their high prices and our low salaries .Me personally ,I don’t have one so that I am obliged to go to the cyber net to get connected .
Comment by Noble Kelly on February 19, 2009 at 13:35
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Comment by Noble Kelly on February 12, 2009 at 22:16
Add to that security problems and lack of integration training & planning and that would just about sum it up. One thing we are looking at is to create a sister school type relationship with our colleagues whereby schools in Canada can support the Internet connection with their partner in the developing region.
Comment by Lois McGill-Horn on February 12, 2009 at 20:00
I am in a collaborative project now with a school from Nigeria, as well as other places. Our colleague in Nigeria has constant issues with electricity problems, reliable internet access and overall cost of internet access. Are these common issues that hinder the success as well as the skills and training?
Comment by Khanyiso on January 26, 2009 at 8:09
Hi Brad
my Name is Khanyiso from south Africa Cape, i am been working for an NGO based here which also provides the same services for local schools with human recourses to support the ICT growth and intense training workshops for learners and educator.
it is my pleasure to know you and hopefully God knows we can all make a change and help each. if you would like to know more about the organisation check www.edunova.org
 

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