Sonia Arias , Project Director
Education Development Center Email: Tel: 202-572-3700
Full Description: The Peru CAPTIC program will introduce technology-based instructional components into twelve primary schools and four teacher-training centers in Peru. Program activities will; 1) work to develop a culture of using communication tools for eLearning, 2) build communities of teaching practice in participating schools, and 3) enhance teaching and learning through problem-based collaborative projects. Community outreach campaigns, public-private partnerships, gender workshops, and a comprehensive sustainability plan will support and strengthen these pilot activities. Special emphasis will be given to outreach initiatives that enhance quality of life and strengthen leadership skills, especially for girls.
Update 1 (As of June 2004):
The first in a series of face-to-face and online workshops began as scheduled in April 2004. The online workshop presented ideas about how to effectively create online communities of practice and use online tools. In early March, regional coordinators in the three selected pilot regions completed a needs assessment to reveal the technology infrastructure and teacher technology skills. The results of this assessment were used to finalize the project timeline. In April, dot-EDU staff met with the Vice Minister of Education to discuss opportunities for dot-EDU and the MoE/Huascarán Project to further support technology in education.
Update 2 (July-Sept. 2004):
dot-EDU staff held a workshop covering Gender Equity in the use of ICTs in project-based learning; a workshop on Effectively Establishing and Maintaining Communities of Practice; and a workshop on on-line collaborative projects. Teacherscontinued working on the seven collaborative projects with their students. In July, Midterm data collection was completed using video.
Update 3 (January-March 2005):
The project officially closed at the end of March.
Key Results (As of January 2006):
- During the 2004 school year, CAPTIC worked directly with 51 elementary teachers and 11 teacher educators across 11 localities in Peru. In turn, these educators were able to involve over 1,440 students and 345 future teachers in student-centered, project-based activities using ICTs.
- 60 educators received two face-to-face workshops on project-based learning and collaborative projects using technology, and participated in one virtual workshop to support online comunication and professional development.
- All 60 participants of CAPTIC participated in Gender Equity workshops where each participant designed a small project or activity that would address an equity issue that they promised to do in their classroom.
- All 16 participating educational institutions organized community fairs allowed teachers and students in CAPTIC to share their work with their parents and the community.
Strengthening Teaching Practices through Information and Communication Technologies: http://dot-edu.edc.org/projects/PeruStory.htm
Article on the dot-EDU site about using technology to support instructional innovation in Peru (June 2004).
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.