Dennis Foote , Director
Technology Center , Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: 202 884-8708
Full Description: This activity, implemented under dot-EDU by AED involved the development of an Options Paper for the Ministry of Education of Kenya. This Options Paper discussed the ways in which ICTs can be leveraged to support and improve the delivery of quality education for all Kenyans. Developing the Options paper required undertaking a thorough assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the education system and identifying areas where technologies can support improvements.
Options presented in the paper include:
Use of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) in arid and semi-arid lands and urban slums;
Development of e-Content;
ICTs in teacher training colleges;
Computers in secondary schools; Computers in primary schools cluster centers;
ICT for in-service teacher training;
IRI for in-service teacher training;
Video for in-service teacher training;
Open and distance learning;
Community learning centers; Refurbishment centers;
IRI for non-formal education;
ICTs and EMIS;
Adoption of national ICT policy;
Improving quality and equity through connectivity growth;
Total cost of ownership;
Monitoring and evaluation of ICT in education.
Update: (________) This activity is completed.
Development Sector(s): Basic Education
ICT Intervention(s): Computers in schools, ICT/Curriculum integration, ICT/education policy formulation, Interactive Radio Instruction, Pre-service teacher training
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.