The Monitoring and Evaluation training workshop for E-learning Project Implementation team and school focal persons kicked off at the Gayaza High School ICT lab. The workshop started Friday 17th May 2019 and will be concluded on Sunday 19th May 2019. Four schools are represented as part of the pilot including; Gayaza High School, St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Busoga College Mwiri and Nabisunsa Girls. The school focal persons have been chosen for their ICT competence and being exceptional teachers in delivering various Arts and Science Subjects in the respective schools.
The Holistic eLearning Project aims at building the capacity of schools to provide better quality teaching and learning. The project emphasises collaborative learning across schools and the ability of teachers to use eLearning in the teaching and learning processes. The project will run for three years; FY 2018/2019, FY 2019/2020 and FY 2020/2021. The 1st year FY 2018/2019 will be devoted to doing a project prototype as a pilot in four schools.
Problems to be addressed
The Holistic eLearning Project will address the following issues as observed in schools:
- A wide urban-rural disparity in schools in terms of access to teaching & learning resources and quality of teaching.
- Most teachers using teacher-centred methods of teaching which develop mainly Low Order Thinking skills amongst students.
- Limited collaboration among schools on joint learning activities.
- Little opportunity for continuous teacher professional development.
- Little ICT integration in different subjects across the curriculum.
- Little emphasis on application of concepts taught in class to daily life application.
- Graduates from schools lack employable skills and competencies.
Project Expected Outcomes
The Holistic eLearning Project has the following expected outcomes within schools:
- A narrower urban-rural disparity in terms of access to teaching and learning resources and quality of teaching.
- More teachers using learner-centred methods which develop both Low Order Thinking Skills and High Order Thinking skills amongst skills in particular project-based learning.
- More collaboration among schools on joint learning activities (learning together)
- More continuous teacher professional development through both face-2-face training and eLearning.
- More ICT integration in different subjects across the curriculum.
- Teachers to put more emphasis on application of concepts taught in class to daily life applications.
- More students exhibiting employable skills and competencies (critical-thinking, problem-solving, innovation, creativity, teamwork, collaboration)
Project Designers and Project Implementation Team (PiT):
PiT will be responsible for the project implementation ensuring timely implementation of project activities, monitoring and rapid production and delivery of project deliverable. Mr Allan Kakinda one of the PiT and an M&E expert in the Education Sector is facilitating the Monitoring and Evaluation workshop.