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ICT in the marginalised education sector - IAD Summit presentation

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    Christopher momanyi   strathmore university Christopher momanyi strathmore university Presentation Transcript

    • | IAD SUMMIT 2014 GAMBIA USE OF ICT IN ENHANCING TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DELIVERY IN MARGINALISED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KENYA BY MOMANYI CHRISTOPHER & DR SEVILLA
    • | ICT AND EDUCATION • A considerable amount of research point to gender differences in educational policies and their implementation (Harding and McGregor 1995; Lukalo 1999). • In Kenya only 2% of the secondary schools offer computer studies as a subject (Kilemi Mwiria) • ICT is not just the bloom of the educational activities, but also the secondary option to improve the effective and meaningful educational process.(Verykaka, 2008). 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 2
    • | @ILABAFRICA RESEARCH CENTRE • Research Centre at Strathmore University established to spearhead research and innovation in the ICT for the development ecosystem towards the attainment of the UNDP Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Kenya’s vision 2030 • Use of ICT in Enhancing Teaching and Curriculum delivery in marginalised Secondary Schools in Kenya aims at: i. developing Open Educational Resources for secondary schools, ii .improving IT infrastructure in schools, iii. enabling Internet/Web access (including the local communities), 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 3
    • | iv. mentoring secondary school students and supporting teachers in the delivery of the Computer Studies course offered as part of the official KCSE curriculum. 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 4
    • | PROJECT ACTIVITIES • Weekend school visits – a group of 20 undergraduate students were selected to visit the 5 schools to mentor high school students and support the computer studies teachers. A total of 45 visits were conducted and a total 1000 students benefited from the programme • National computer science conferences – the project team organized two major events for the computer science teachers in secondary schools across the country - in 13/11/10 the 1st National conference (Best practices in teaching computer studies in schools), 60 teachers attended - in 11-13/08/11, 2nd 3 day conference attended by 120 participants drawn from the education sector & industry 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 5
    • | RESOLUTIONS OF THE 11-13TH AUG 11, CONFERENCE • Creating awareness of the importance of IT in dev. and the wealth of opportunities it provides as a career. • To provide an environment for exchange of ideas, opportunities and programs that support the teaching of Computer Studies in secondary schools. • Motivate administrators to fund and seek support from sponsors for the procurement of the necessary resources for the teaching of Computer Studies (e.g. hardware, software and Internet connectivity). 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 6
    • | • Equip teachers with practical skills in computer science to improve their teaching and delivery of the Computer Studies subject in secondary schools thus building a much needed capacity and promoting best teaching practices • Train teachers on the use of IT resources and provide an eLearning platform that facilitates open access to teaching resources and fosters collaboration • Advice the Ministry of Education on the ICT infrastructure and policy changes needed to improve and support Computer Science in schools. 26/03/26 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 7
    • | COMPUTER TEACHERS PARTICIPATION BY GENDER 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 8 Male 60% Female 40%
    • | INFORMATION FROM PARTICIPATING STUDENTS Gender No. of students % male 0 0 female 108 100 Person’s duty administrator 0 0 teacher 0 0 student 108 100 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 9
    • | CHANGE OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMPUTER STUDIES • From the data collected, all the students agree that the project changed positively their attitude towards taking computer studies. - interaction with Strathmore University students taking IT - For a long time, computer studies has been regarded as a male oriented career but with time, through this project, young girls identified themselves with the female students who participated in the project • there was an increase in the number of female students taking computer studies 25/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 10
    • | INCREASED NUMBER OF STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR COMPUTER STUDIES AFTER THE PROJECT No. of students registered for computer studies before the project started. Response no. of schools % below 5 0 0 5 to 10 0 0 11 to 15 3 75 above 15 1 25 No. of students registered for computer studies by end of the project. Response no. of schools % below 5 0 0 5 to 10 0 0 11 to 15 4 100 above 15 4 100 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 2014 11
    • | WHEN TEACHERS WERE INTERVIEWED THEY GAVE THE FOLLOWING REASONS • Previous good performance was encouraging (Consistent better performance for consecutive years. • Parents encouraged it due to its marketability. • Emerging trends in technology were attractive to students, hence do it as a matter of curiosity. • Practical in real life. • Positive attitude among students who viewed computers as an easy subject. • Students were willing to move with technology change. 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 12
    • | IMPROVED LEARNING LAB LEARNING & TEACHING ENVIRONMENTS • The schools heads were involved different ways, they realized the need and adv. of improving the computer facilities within their schools (operating system, maintenance etc) 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 13 3% 97% No Yes
    • | IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTER STUDIES Improved performance in computer studies since 2008 Response no. of students % no 4 3.7 yes 104 96.3 total 108 100 Number of students who scored C+ and above Response no. of students % none 1 0.8 1 to 5 3 2.4 6 to 10 5 4.1 above 10 114 92.7 total 123 100 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 14
    • | IMPROVED DELIVERY OF CONTENT FOR COMPUTER STUDIES Improved delivery of content for the computer studies syllabus Response no. of students % no 0 0 yes 108 100 total 108 100 Improved support from school administration 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 15 No 10% Yes 90%
    • | SOME OF THE REASONS WHY SOME SCHOOLS STILL LACK FULL SUPPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATION 26/03/2013 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 16 • Computer Studies is expensive and too demanding in schools as a subject. • Have not fully embraced the subject • Financial constraints • Maintenance is very expensive • Delayed implementation of government funded projects.
    • | CONCLUSION • More projects like this should be encouraged, it is evident that there was an impact on the students and the participating schools • Organizing more teachers conferences to exchange ideas to improve the usage of ICT in high schools Asante sana 26/03/2014 IDA SUMMIT GAMBIA 17