World Bank EdTech team,2020
open Digital literacy for rural primary school teachers
HundrED has not validated this innovation
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.