Posted on | September 8, 2013 | No Comments
The future eTutors are 12 selected teachers from Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) all over Rwanda. In the workshop we trained how to give feedback as an online teacher, how LMS Moodle works for a teacher and other e-learning related issues. The future eTutors has taken part in the course themselves. For this second period they will start to train their Rwandan colleagues at TTCs using e-learning how to integrate ICT in their teacher profession.
Rwanda Education Board was also in the workshop and presented their thoughts on the continuation of this program when it’s ending late 2014.
We had a very positive day with much discussions about learning, the role as an online tutor and some technical and practical issues working with e-learning in Rwanda.
Posted on | August 7, 2013 | No Comments
Dorian Henricot is an volunteer from Engineers Without Boarders (INUG) Stockholm. This is a cross post from INUG Stockholms project page
Dorian at the company RACELL
My trip in Uganda started on July 29th, and the target for the first week was to meet various players in the renewable energy business in Uganda. Together with Daniel Musiba, we managed to meet many representatives with different purposes:
- Developing internship agreements with organizations or companies for our future students to do their field work in. Priority has been given to players of the solar heating business, who were not merely importing ready-made devices, so that the knowledge transfer could be most profitable. Approximately six internship placements (only for SWH) have been identified, requirements being conditioned by the activity level of the company. Besides, we succeeded in placing our Solar Water Heating trainer – Rogers Kubaale – for two weeks internship in the only local company found that actually assembled solar heaters: Solar Construct.
- Enhancing knowledge transfer with local players aware about the local business environment, including other vocational training centers and NGOs. Different projects have been discovered with interesting perspectives we could learn from, may it be in PV or biogas. We are in the process of placing Rogers for 2 to 3 days in a training center led by RACell for him to get to know how such a well running operates.
- Exploring fundraising opportunities with local institutions (embassies, EU delegation, Total). It appears that our project might be perfectly eligible at a further level of maturity. A roadmap over the coming two to three years should be defined once the institute begins operations, in order to get funding.
- Marketing our projects to the players to raise awareness and build a business network, but also to discuss possible research partnerships, opportunities for company technicians to be trained in our centers, etc.
Have a good day!
Dorian Henricot dorian_henricot (at) hotmail.fr
Posted on | April 29, 2013 | No Comments
Daniel MUSIBA talks about the role of the teacher in the.
Hi Daniel, tell me what kind of teacher methods you will use in the course and why. How will you use ICT?
The course will be based on case studies, this mean giving lively examples or referring to anything that can make some one understand what is being taught and what has been taught- As a teacher I will apply case studies basing on the existing experiences in ICT, I will also allow all the students who feel like giving several examples on what is being studied to give examples so that those who will be having few ideas on what being taught get enough case studies to ease their learning. Similarly as a teacher of ICT will have to make sure that theory is turned into practical’s, how?. I will be able to organise ICT demonstrations whereby every student will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate what he or she has learnt in class, in the process weaknesses will be identified and corrected. Students will also be sent for field work as a supplementary to case studies and getting enough experience, tests will be done and exams done at the end of the each semester, all to ensure that students can what they are supposed to get.
How will the students cooperate?
Another important thing to note is students learning from each other, as a teacher am a ware that in a class people have different experiences gained in ICT, we also have quick and slow leaners, there I pause a question for my self, how am I going to help the slow learners to cope up?. To begin with there is going to be a class assessment to identify those with some skills that is to say experience and those with little ideas. As a teacher after assessment I will divide students into small groups, anybody who has some experience in ICT will be put together with somebody with little knowledge so that during group discussions they are able help the slow learners. Active class presentations on the course work given will be considered so that Multiple Intelligences are identified and enough time given to students to do their presentations as time is one of the most important factor considered during teaching.
In what way you students will appreciate you as a teacher?
Critical reflection on what is in place to make the class more aware of what I will be teaching, I will also ask student whether they will be understanding what I will be teaching or not, an opportunity to repeat what is being taught will be available from the teacher at a no cost, the teacher will also be responsible for motivation of students in class through talking about successful people and telling every student that he or she can make it to success, normally as a teacher I can realise when the class is boring, there I have to crack a joke with the students so that they can have a simple refreshment of the mind, more still students will have breaks. A conducive environment will be created by the teacher whereby classes will be conducted in a cool environment without much noise for interference so that adults can be helped learn well.
This was also post at inug.se
Posted on | April 24, 2013 | No Comments
In the coming weeks in April, project members of eSeeker Uganda, Engineers Without Boarders Stockholm and Stockholm College will go to Uganda to start the Renewable energy education in Uganda. We will complete the training program, train the teachers and accept some students to the course. We will report on the training when we start.
Posted on | April 24, 2013 | No Comments
On Monday (29/4-13) MKFC start our eTeacher Training with 50 teacher trainers from four Teacher Trainer Colleges in Rwanda. This is the first of three courses running to 2014 with a total of about 150 Rwandan teacher trainers’ participating.
The tutors are online in Sweden and Rwanda and the teacher trainers use their authentic environment for learning as well as concentrate on student-centered methods in their assignments, this using ICT as a part of their planning, teaching and reporting as well as in communication with other participants, teachers and e-tutors.
an important part of the project is the training of the future Rwandan e-tutors to take over the teaching of the course after the two years when the project is finished. This way also the rest of the TTCs and hopefully many secondary schools can participate in this program. Also the course material will be a part of the Rwandan educational system after the project – Rwanda Education Board is our partner in the implementation.
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