So, I thought this might be better as a discussion thread rather than a comment on the group wall:
I work with international educators doing teacher training in rural Sudan. One of the schools we work with - the sole high school in a region serving about 10,000 students K-graduation - has a small computer lab but only two of the teachers in the school and region know how to use it. We have been doing training with the teachers of the region to enable them to use this resource to improve their insructional practice and to introduce them to and provide them with e-resources to support this. Before we began this program, all but a couple of the computers had been sitting in boxes, unused for more than a year.
I think this is a pretty common scenario and we are happy to be helping Sudanese educators work toward a fruitful implementation of a a previously irrelevant (and expensive) resource. Anyone out there with similar stories, suggestions for extending our work, or insights?