How to Effectively Integrate ICTs in Education in Africa

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Fixing education so it works for the majority of Africans is a high priority. Key to the solutions will be how effectively ICTs are used in education. This presentation provides a simple framework for …

Fixing education so it works for the majority of Africans is a high priority. Key to the solutions will be how effectively ICTs are used in education. This presentation provides a simple framework for going about it and shows that it's beyond "one laptop per child" - which is unfortunately the way most educational leaders and vendors are going in.

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  • 1. i n A f r i c a Mukom Akong T. @perfexcellent The No Bullshit Guide to effective ICT!in!Education “Beyond one laptop per child”
  • 2. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Quiz: which one these has failed Africa most? 2 Colonial Masters Greedy Multinationals Corrupt Politicians Africa’s educational system
  • 3. 800 million Africa’s population in 15 - 45 year bracket by 2030
  • 4. The problem with Education Where ICTs can Help Guide to specific ICTs Implications&Consequences Agenda!
  • 5. @perfexcellent Challenges1 Understanding the of education in Africa
  • 6. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | <10% % of 6th grade pupils reading at grade level Low educational achievement levels 6 28%Tanzania 19%Kenya Uganda Source: Brookings Institue
  • 7. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Not enough teachers! 7 2015 2030 Primary school 902 2,100 Secondary school 1,575 2,541 Primary schools must also replace 2.6m lost to attrition by 2030 Number of teachers (thousands) needed in sub-Sahara Africa
  • 8. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Average class size in public schools (2012) 8 Source: Unesco
  • 9. @perfexcellent ICTs Help2 How can in developing countries
  • 10. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | The key stakeholders 10 Learner Teacher Administrator
  • 11. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | What do learner’s need? 11 •Knowledge > skills •Experimentation •Exploration •Learning resources •textbooks •games •multimedia •Inspiring teaching
  • 12. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | What would be useful for teachers? 12 •Teaching aids •textbooks •multimedia •examples •Scalable testing •Class management •Skills acquisition •ICT integration
  • 13. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | What would be useful for administrators? 13 •Rapid reporting •attendance •academic records •asset utilisation •financial •Analytics on all the data
  • 14. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Deconstructing the problem 14 Quality Scalability Accessibility teaching learning admin research
  • 15. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15
  • 16. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15 Unreliable grid electricity
  • 17. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15 Unreliable grid electricity low or no broadband
  • 18. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy
  • 19. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects
  • 20. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects Lean processes
  • 21. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects Lean processes Measure Review & Improve
  • 22. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 Great teacher
  • 23. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 Great teacher + multimedia, applications
  • 24. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 devices, networksGreat teacher + multimedia, applications +
  • 25. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18
  • 26. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 multimedia-enhanced content
  • 27. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content
  • 28. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content subject-specific applications
  • 29. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content subject-specific applications Gamification
  • 30. @perfexcellent Technologies3 Quick evaluation of specific being positioned for this space
  • 31. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  • 32. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  • 33. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  • 34. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  • 35. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 36. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 37. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 38. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 39. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 40. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  • 41. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Applications categories 22 Courseware Classroom aids Assessment software Reference software Course authoring software Classroom management Maths Analysis Simulations
  • 42. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Specific Applications 23 Edubuntu Moodle Khan Academy App wikipedia offline Youtube video downloader TCE-Exam Coursera, Udacity, Udemy SPICE
  • 43. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Some important websites 24 ed.ted.com khanacademy.org curriki.com opentapestry.org schoolforge.net youtube.com/edu
  • 44. First, foremost …and ultimately!
  • 45. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  • 46. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  • 47. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  • 48. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  • 49. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  • 50. @perfexcellent Implications4 Some and consequences of this shift
  • 51. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Bye to the priesthood of the teacher! 28
  • 52. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Teacher, behold the competition 29 Michael Porter Strategy Guru Clayton Christensen Innovation Guru Sebastian Thrun Driverless cars Jeff Sachs Sustainable Dev’t What do you offer above what world experts offer for free online?
  • 53. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Beware the Bermuda triangle of productivity 30 Social Media Online Gaming YouTube Teaching skills of focus will become even more important!
  • 54. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Why I believe this works 31 Richard A. Mueller “Physics for Future Presidents” Salman Khan Khan Academy
  • 55. A N W E R S Q U E S T I O N S mukom.tamon@gmail.com @perfexcellent