Online Learning Update

January 2, 2014

An Online Learning Revolution, and It’s Starting in Rural Africa

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

by Stephan Spencer, Huffington Post

Currently, there are 10 “eSchool360” schools in rural Zambia. They were built and are being run by a NYC-based non-profit called Impact Network. The teachers are given tablets and projectors to deliver e-Learning lessons. The schools are outfitted with solar panels to power these electronics. The eLearning curriculum, created by a Zambian organization called iSchool, was designed to move the country’s educational system away from rote memorization. Teachers are also provided weekly professional development focused on helping them use the technology and enhance their pedagogical skills. Management staff travel to schools by motorbike through areas where formal roads don’t exist.

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