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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 c...
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
Quiz: which one these has failed Africa most?
2
Colonial
Masters
Greedy
Multinationals
C...
800
million
Africa’s population in 15 - 45 year bracket by 2030
The problem with Education
Where ICTs can Help
Guide to specific ICTs
Implications&Consequences
Agenda!
@perfexcellent
Challenges1
Understanding the
of education in Africa
Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent |
<10%
% of 6th grade pupils reading at grade level
Low educational achievement levels
6
2...
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
Not enough teachers!
7
2015 2030
Primary school 902 2,100
Secondary school 1,575 2,541
P...
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Average class size in public schools (2012)
8
Source: Unesco
@perfexcellent
ICTs Help2
How can
in developing countries
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
The key stakeholders
10
Learner
Teacher Administrator
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
What do learner’s need?
11
•Knowledge > skills
•Experimentation
•Exploration
•Learning r...
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
What would be useful for teachers?
12
•Teaching aids
•textbooks
•multimedia
•examples
•S...
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
What would be useful for administrators?
13
•Rapid reporting
•attendance
•academic recor...
Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent |
Deconstructing the problem
14
Quality
Scalability
Accessibility
teaching learning
admin
...
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Key constraints to design around
15
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Key constraints to design around
15
Unreliable grid electricity
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Key constraints to design around
15
Unreliable grid electricity low or no broadband
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Towards a sustainable solution
16
Policy + Strategy
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Towards a sustainable solution
16
Policy + Strategy
Agile projects
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Towards a sustainable solution
16
Policy + Strategy
Agile projects
Lean processes
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Towards a sustainable solution
16
Policy + Strategy
Agile projects
Lean processes
Measur...
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Solving the accessibility & scalability problem
17
Great teacher
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Solving the accessibility & scalability problem
17
Great teacher
+
multimedia, applicati...
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Solving the accessibility & scalability problem
17
devices, networksGreat teacher
+
mult...
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Solving the ‘quality’ problem
18
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Solving the ‘quality’ problem
18
multimedia-enhanced content
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Solving the ‘quality’ problem
18
True continuous assessment
multimedia-enhanced content
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Solving the ‘quality’ problem
18
True continuous assessment
multimedia-enhanced content
...
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Solving the ‘quality’ problem
18
True continuous assessment
multimedia-enhanced content
...
@perfexcellent
Technologies3
Quick evaluation of specific
being positioned for this space
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Devices for access
20
Effectiveness
Hype
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Devices for access
20
Effectiveness
Hype
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Devices for access
20
Effectiveness
Hype
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Devices for access
20
Effectiveness
Hype
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Technologies for the teacher
21
Effectiveness
Cost
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Applications categories
22
Courseware
Classroom
aids
Assessment
software
Reference
softw...
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Specific Applications
23
Edubuntu
Moodle
Khan
Academy App
wikipedia
offline
Youtube
vide...
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Some important websites
24
ed.ted.com
khanacademy.org
curriki.com
opentapestry.org
schoo...
First, foremost …and ultimately!
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Scaling technologies
26
Ability to scale
Cost
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Scaling technologies
26
Ability to scale
Cost
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Scaling technologies
26
Ability to scale
Cost
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Scaling technologies
26
Ability to scale
Cost
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Scaling technologies
26
Ability to scale
Cost
@perfexcellent
Implications4
Some
and consequences of this shift
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Bye to the priesthood of the teacher!
28
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Teacher, behold the competition
29
Michael Porter
Strategy Guru
Clayton Christensen
Inno...
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Beware the Bermuda triangle of productivity
30
Social Media
Online Gaming YouTube
Teachi...
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Why I believe this works
31
Richard A. Mueller
“Physics for Future Presidents”
Salman Kh...
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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 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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How to Effectively Integrate ICTs in Education in Africa

  1. 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. 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. 3. 800 million Africa’s population in 15 - 45 year bracket by 2030
  4. 4. The problem with Education Where ICTs can Help Guide to specific ICTs Implications&Consequences Agenda!
  5. 5. @perfexcellent Challenges1 Understanding the of education in Africa
  6. 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. 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. 8. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Average class size in public schools (2012) 8 Source: Unesco
  9. 9. @perfexcellent ICTs Help2 How can in developing countries
  10. 10. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | The key stakeholders 10 Learner Teacher Administrator
  11. 11. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | What do learner’s need? 11 •Knowledge > skills •Experimentation •Exploration •Learning resources •textbooks •games •multimedia •Inspiring teaching
  12. 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. 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. 14. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Deconstructing the problem 14 Quality Scalability Accessibility teaching learning admin research
  15. 15. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15
  16. 16. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15 Unreliable grid electricity
  17. 17. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Key constraints to design around 15 Unreliable grid electricity low or no broadband
  18. 18. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy
  19. 19. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects
  20. 20. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects Lean processes
  21. 21. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Towards a sustainable solution 16 Policy + Strategy Agile projects Lean processes Measure Review & Improve
  22. 22. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 Great teacher
  23. 23. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 Great teacher + multimedia, applications
  24. 24. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the accessibility & scalability problem 17 devices, networksGreat teacher + multimedia, applications +
  25. 25. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18
  26. 26. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 multimedia-enhanced content
  27. 27. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content
  28. 28. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content subject-specific applications
  29. 29. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Solving the ‘quality’ problem 18 True continuous assessment multimedia-enhanced content subject-specific applications Gamification
  30. 30. @perfexcellent Technologies3 Quick evaluation of specific being positioned for this space
  31. 31. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  32. 32. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  33. 33. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  34. 34. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Devices for access 20 Effectiveness Hype
  35. 35. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  36. 36. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  37. 37. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  38. 38. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  39. 39. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  40. 40. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Technologies for the teacher 21 Effectiveness Cost
  41. 41. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Applications categories 22 Courseware Classroom aids Assessment software Reference software Course authoring software Classroom management Maths Analysis Simulations
  42. 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. 43. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Some important websites 24 ed.ted.com khanacademy.org curriki.com opentapestry.org schoolforge.net youtube.com/edu
  44. 44. First, foremost …and ultimately!
  45. 45. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  46. 46. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  47. 47. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  48. 48. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  49. 49. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Scaling technologies 26 Ability to scale Cost
  50. 50. @perfexcellent Implications4 Some and consequences of this shift
  51. 51. Mukom Akong T. | @perfexcellent | Bye to the priesthood of the teacher! 28
  52. 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. 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. 54. Mukom Akong T. | @Perfexcellent | Why I believe this works 31 Richard A. Mueller “Physics for Future Presidents” Salman Khan Khan Academy
  55. 55. A N W E R S Q U E S T I O N S mukom.tamon@gmail.com @perfexcellent

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