8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools

8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools

Published on: Mar 02 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools
A new report by Aptivate and the Centre for Commonwealth Education (University of Cambridge) suggests that there are practices that can be utilized to make ICT use in classrooms more effective. The study, conducted in part...
Are School Computer Labs a Bad Idea?

Are School Computer Labs a Bad Idea?

Published on: Feb 27 2012 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
I am Michael Trucano and as part of my job, I visit lots of schools around the world to see how they are actually using various types of educational technologies. Usually, and inevitably, such trips feature a visit to...
Do Open Educational Resources Actually Increase the Digital Divide?

Do Open Educational Resources Actually Increase the Digital Divide?

Published on: Dec 19 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Do Open Educational Resources Actually Increase the Digital Divide?
We have often focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Educational Technology Debates. We talked about the need for creating digital content and examples of existing Open Educational Resources. But this month...
School Curriculum Should Drive Computer Use in Tanzanian Education Systems

School Curriculum Should Drive Computer Use in Tanzanian Education Systems

Published on: Dec 16 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 1 Comment
Over the course of the past semester, I teamed up with fellow RPI IT student, Lorena Nicotra, to develop a project that would promote curriculum-driven technology use in primary schools in Tanzania. In response to the problem...
This is NOT a School in a Box

This is NOT a School in a Box

Published on: Nov 11 2011 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently there is much hoopla over this tweet by David Coltart, Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, in Zimbabwe: Great meeting with Apple folk in Paris today; “school boxes” will take iPads and education...
12 Challenges Facing Computer Education in Kenyan Schools

12 Challenges Facing Computer Education in Kenyan Schools

Published on: Sep 12 2011 by Guest Writer - 13 Comments
While ICT continues to advance in western and Asian countries, African countries still experience a lag in its implementation, and that continues to widen the digital divide and increase digital literacy challenges. In...
Pedagogical Integration of ICT: Successes and Challenges from 87 African Schools

Pedagogical Integration of ICT: Successes and Challenges from 87 African Schools

Published on: Apr 15 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Conclusions from Pedagogical Integration of ICT: Successes and Challenges from 87 African Schools Analysis of the data collected by the 12 national research teams reveals a multitude of uses of ICT in the nearly 120 African...
Who are Rural ICT4E Buyers? Parent Teacher Associations, not Government

Who are Rural ICT4E Buyers? Parent Teacher Associations, not Government

Published on: Sep 13 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
When we talk of deploying information and communication technologies in schools across Africa, most people assume the technology will be bought by the national, regional, or local government, or by the school itself. This...