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No teacher should be left behind

open Digital literacy for rural primary school teachers

location_on Rukungiri, Uganda
Schools remain closed due to covid-19 and the world continues to adjust remote learning. Amidst this transition rural teachers are finding it difficult to adjust because they lack access to electricity, ICT tools, internet connectivity and the skills to utilize ICT. Our innovation seeks to provide teachers with access to ICT tools, build their capacity in ICT and support them to create content.
The digital divide must be addressed. A major challenge for remote learning is rampant inequality in access to technology

World Bank EdTech team,2020

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Olivia Mugabirwe on February 22nd, 2021
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1 517
Children/Users
1
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2007
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Why did you create this innovation?

Rural primary school teachers and pupils lack ICT skills and access to ICT tools. The teachers have stayed in their homes focusing on non education tasks aand are not in touch with their subject content, fellow teachers or learners. There is need for avenues through which teachers can access ICT tools, create content and disseminate it to learners.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The innovation provides teachers with access to ICT tools, trains teachers in digital literacy, gives them the opportunity to reflect , review, create and digitize their subject content. Teachers are able to work together with other teachers to improve their content, get feedback. The content will be printed and shared with learners at household level utilizing the community based library structures. The teachers work closely with the community based library coordinators who run the community based libraries.

How has it been spreading?

PeerLink Initiative Uganda carried out a baseline survey on ICT tools, infrastructure , training for teachers, budgets and plans in primary schools. We have held dialogues with 17 primary school headteachers, 17 school management committees to lobby for a supportive environment.We have trained 28 rural primary school teachers in digital literacy and we are working with 12 teachers to create content in four key curriculum subjects that is Mathematics, Science, English and Social Studies. We are providing access to basic ICT tools to the teachers through Nyarushanje Community Library and Empowerment Center.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

They need to do a baseline survey for the targeted schools, engage school stakeholders(administartion and management) in a dialogue session to rally their supportand ensure they participate in the selection of the teachers to participate in the innovation. Put a central place where teachers can access the ICT tools and training. Train teachers and work with them to create content.

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February 2021
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