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Helping teachers in Africa access knowledge and methods online: What works?

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Engaging teachers in Africa on line with opportunities for further education, communication and knowledge acquisition is a challenging task. The obstacles are many, and the target audience difficult to find and retain. On-line learning has not really caught on, certainly because of technical and cost issues, but possibly also for cultural ones. Based on a survey the author carried out in late 2010, this presentation looks at some key tools for international one-line learning, knowledge management and networking. It highlights features that help define, reach and attract the appropriate target audience. It looks at the obstacles and ways to overcome them, in particular those related to cost. It draws some conclusions about cost and cost-effectiveness.

The conclusion, based on examples, is that a mix of media and techniques have to be used to reach teachers, and that teachers need both incentives (in time, resources and capacity building) and institutional support to access new methods and materials more than episodically. Building on current habits of the target population (principally the use of email and mobile phones) will certainly be a key to attracting a wider audience.
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Draxler, Alexandra. "Helping teachers in Africa access knowledge and methods online: What works?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493906_index.html>

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Draxler, A. "Helping teachers in Africa access knowledge and methods online: What works?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493906_index.html

Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Engaging teachers in Africa on line with opportunities for further education, communication and knowledge acquisition is a challenging task. The obstacles are many, and the target audience difficult to find and retain. On-line learning has not really caught on, certainly because of technical and cost issues, but possibly also for cultural ones. Based on a survey the author carried out in late 2010, this presentation looks at some key tools for international one-line learning, knowledge management and networking. It highlights features that help define, reach and attract the appropriate target audience. It looks at the obstacles and ways to overcome them, in particular those related to cost. It draws some conclusions about cost and cost-effectiveness.

The conclusion, based on examples, is that a mix of media and techniques have to be used to reach teachers, and that teachers need both incentives (in time, resources and capacity building) and institutional support to access new methods and materials more than episodically. Building on current habits of the target population (principally the use of email and mobile phones) will certainly be a key to attracting a wider audience.


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