[kictanet] ICDL - I apologise
okechjr at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 1 06:08:07 EAT 2010
Crystal, I'm just curious to know how you are tackling the issue on shortages of ICT teachers.We know that a good curriculum without good facilitators cannot yield much. I'm sure the issue of hardware and software can be sorted out by open source software and 2nd hand PCs. The PCs can be donated anyway, although I'm not sure of the direction that was taken with the issue of 2nd hand PCs.
Regards, Okech JMMy blog
--- On Sat, 7/31/10, Crystal Watley Kigoni <crystal at voicesofafrica.org> wrote:
From: Crystal Watley Kigoni <crystal at voicesofafrica.org>
Subject: Re: [kictanet] ICDL - I apologise
To: okechjr at yahoo.com
Cc: "KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions" <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 1:56 PM
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Most rural
computer training facilities cannot afford and are ignorant of
standardization. Our ngo is trying to implement an icdl curriculum but
cant afford the testing and procedures. We are working with a number
of government youth empowerments centers. These centers are extremely
short of resources including hardware, software,curriculum, and
qualified teachers. If we are to accomplish vision 2030 and tackle
youth unemployment we need to stop talking and starting acting.
The new constitution is one critical step, but will do little unless
we take bold actions.
On 7/31/10, aki <aki275 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I can think of one scenario as interim solution, at least until some
> act is passed criminalizing teaching of outdated technologies for
> financial gain.
> There has be to very agressive public awareness. This awareness can be
> done by those in Authority on what it recommends as the minimum ICT
> training levels necessary each year. Whether closed or open source,
> the minimum standards need to be driven into public areas. A fitting
> slogan would " Have you checked if your training courses are current?
> If not, chances are your are being cheated! " The data for minimum
> requirements needs to be published on the www, papers, media etc : The
> data that establised minimum skill levels should be freely available.
> The more informative the data is, the more educated decisions students
> and parents can make.
> I believe the marketing of study requirements will mean no one needs
> to talk to any college about upgrading/changing their curriculm. They
> will be forced to do the right thing along economic lines.
> Sorry we just cannot have criminals running education facilites. This
> has to stop.
> Finally those who think education should be cheap are very right.
> Unfortunately this is not happening worldwide and we are still paying
> hefty amounts for e-education, depending on what sector you are in.
> This is the reality.
> My view.
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