About the Network

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A Network for ICT in Education was launched during 2013 in Kampala, Uganda. The network consists of SIX international organisations - Makerere University in Uganda, Stichting elFL.net - EIFL, Fundacion La Paz in Bolivia, OLE Rwanda, the Open University of Tanzania and the Invention and Technological Ideas Development Organization (ITIDO) - that are responsible for implementing Spider funded projects.

The network was established to facilitate a collaborative platform that enables the network for ICT stakeholders to share knowledge, experience, good practices and resources which will contribute to ICT in Education efforts in general, and specifically to the successful implementation of five Spider funded projects that focus on:

  • Open Access: Knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (Iryna Kuchma EIFL (Stichting elFL.net) project Coordinator)
  • Implementation of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in three public educational units of the Municipality of La Paz (Raul Silveti Fundacion Lapaz project Coordinator)
  • ICTs use for supporting access to quality learning resources for public health and environment in schools (John Sebaganwa - OLE (Open Learning Exchange) - Rwanda project Coordinator)
  • Multimedia development: Capacity Building in ICT Pedagogical Development & Multimedia Integration in Teaching &Learning (Regina Monyemangene - Open University of Tanzania - Project Coordinator)
  • Mobile learning: Developing policies, improving instructional designs for learning & formulating better strategies for mobile & e‐Learning (Tito Okumu - Makerere MobiClass project Coordinator)
  • Invention and Technological Ideas Development Organization (ITIDO) (Jacob Mtalitinya - Chairman - Cofounder)

 

The network is funded by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) which is a resource centre for ICT for Development (ICT4D) based at Stockholm University that focuses on three thematic areas including education, democracy and health. The Networks for ICT in Education will engage in dynamic activities during 2014 including:

  • Engaging in research activities related to ICT in Education
  • Conducting ICT in education related events, seminars and workshops
  • Collaborating and partnering with other organisations on ICT in Education issues
  • Formulating policies that strengthen ICT in Education practices

Expected Network outcomes: collaborative platform in ICT in Education as a community of practice sharing good practices, knowledge, resources and expertise within the network and globally.

Makerere University facilitates the network from: September 1st 2013 – October 31st, 2014. 

 

 Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider)