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Prince George’s Community College
Project or Department: Center for Academic Resource Development

Prince George's Community College (PGCC), established in 1958, offers more than 1,400 courses every semester and over 30 programs of study including career programs that prepare students for immediate entry into the work force and transfer programs that provide the first two years of study towards a bachelor's degree. The college also offers programs leading to a one-year certificate or a letter of recognition. Over 35,000 students attend annually; half take credit and half take continuing education courses. The college serves a student body that is 85% minority, so it is well acquainted with the challenges of reaching disadvantaged students. With 13% of the students foreign-born, the college personnel serve a widely diverse group of students. College ICT experience includes: 1. Distance learning technologies and pedagogy training in Poland, South Africa, Ethopia, Rwanda, Denmark, and the Philippines. 2. IT training of school teachers in Word, Excel, Windows, and of university faculty in Internet Literacy in South Africa. 3. C++ and Computer Literacy in Rwanda. The college has just embarked on two new projects. 1. Providing job-shadowing; student-teacher type experiences; pedagogy workshops; science, mathematics and technology institutes; Blackboard training, and a leadership, curriculum development and assessment institute in the U.S. for 176 South African 10th, 11th, and 12th grade math, science and technology teachers, administrators, and Department of Education officials over a 3-year period. Training will occur in the U.S. but mentoring will continue via Blackboard once participants return to South Africa. 2. Professors from PGCC and the National University of Rwanda will provide direct hands-on training to 72 secondary school teachers representing 72 secondary schools in Windaows and Microsoft Office at the NUR using instructional CD's created by University of Maryland students. Teachers will return to their schools and conduct in-service training classes for other teachers in their schools.

Organization Type:

DOT: dot-EDU

Web Site:

For more information on working with Prince George’s Community College:
Stephen Tournas, dot-EDU CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-0154

Education Development Center
William Wright, Program Director
Email: Tel: +1 202 572-3700

Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Rd.
United States

Phone: 301-322-0477
Fax: 301-336-2851

Country Experience:

Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa

Asia & Near East

Europe & Eurasia

Other Countries

Institutional Capacities:

Hardware, software, and physical infrastructure
PC or online based training systems/ e-learning
Web design and development
CDRom based education
Internationalization of software/web sites/training content

E-learning & e-training
Interactive web, CD-ROM or hybrid delivery learning systems
Repurposing face-to-face training to e-learning
Creating content for e-learning content
Implemening e-learning/e-training activities, and scaling up projects
Software development of digital delivery and administration applications
Localizing content and applications

ICT projects for targeted audiences
ICT training for targeted communities
Minority groups, civil rights
Low income communities

ICT and Formal Education
Curricula creation and reform
Teacher training
School administration and management reform and capacity building
Project-based learning through ICTs

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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 Energy and Information Technology (EGAT/EIT/IT), Office of Human Capacity Development: Basic Education Team (EGAT/HCD), 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.
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