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ICT in the Zambian classroom : lessons learned from the Education Support Network project (ESNet)


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Abstract: This thematic brief describes the lessons learned from the Education Support Network (ESNET) project in Zambia: a project developed jointly by OneWorld Africa Zambia and IICD in 2006. The project shows how ICT enhances the quality of existing local teaching materials in the Zambian classroom. The ESNet project helps teachers to generate, package, share and use supplementary teaching notes. This is the main objective of the project. It was informed by the realization that teaching and learning in Zambia is hampered by inadequate teaching materials. In order to achieve this development objective the project focuses on the following specific goals: (1) improving the quality of the teaching notes in eight poorly-resourced high schools in Zambia by harnessing ICT; (2) creating learning opportunities for teachers in the pilot schools; (3) creating teachers’ notes and making them available in electronic formats; and (4) establishing and promoting a learning network among teachers in the eight pilot schools.
Authors: Chibomba, K. , Koopman, M. , Stanton, T.
Series Title: Thematic Brief
Country: Zambia
Category: General
Keywords: information and communication technologies , education , capacity building
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
PAGE: [8]
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2009
Region: Africa South of Sahara
Right: © 2009 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: ICT in the Zambian classroom : lessons learned from the Education Support Network project (ESNet)