Implementing ICT in Schools in a Developing Country : A Fijian Experience

Chandra, Vinesh, Chandra, Ramila, & Nutchey, David (2014) Implementing ICT in Schools in a Developing Country : A Fijian Experience. In Kaur, Harleen & Tao, Xiaohui (Eds.) ICTs and the Millennium Development Goals: A United Nations Perspective. Springer US, New York, pp. 139-159.

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Abstract

Significant advances have been made towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals on universal education. While there has been an increase in the number of children who now attend primary school, the quality of education remains an issue in many countries. Knowledge and the ability to use ICT are considered to be mandatory for citizens of this century. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms in developed countries. However, ICT use is often beyond the reach of many school communities in developing countries. While supporting these developing countries through donations of technology is a start, there is an equal if not a greater need to build teacher capacity so that the resources are effective in classrooms. The Share, Engage and Educate (SEE) project is about creating educational opportunities for learners in developing countries using ICT. Through the efforts of volunteers, the project provides technological resources to schools and engages teachers in activities that develop their capacity. The SEE project has adopted a four-phase model for ICT integration: objectives, implementation, feedback, and reflection. This chapter reports upon the project’s ongoing implementation phase in Fiji, including the approach taken to build teacher capacity and the identification of factors which have impacted upon the project’s success.

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ID Code: 79486
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7439-6_9
ISBN: 9781489974389
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 05:28
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 16:28

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