10 schools throughout Harare, Zimbabwe, have been equipped with eClasses bringing access to technology for 2,000 students in its first phase, and 12,000 students in the technology’s lifecycle.

For each school, an eClass means; 20 PCs, a teacher Laptop, assistive technologies including projectors, speakers, and printers, as well as training and support. The schools have also each received a Connect Device, which makes e-Learning accessible to offline users. The device distributes interactive learning content, videos, digital textbooks and teaching resources, meaning the offline computers can be applied to a whole host of subjects beyond ICT itself.

For these schools, an eClass brings:

  • A diverse range of teaching materials to use in the classroom

  • Knowledge transfer of modern teaching techniques on how to utilise ICT, through the International Computer Driving Licence

  • Teaching of conceptual subjects made faster and easier, through the PCs and digital E-Learning resources, creating time efficiencies

The project is supported by local partners Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) and WordLinks who provide the necessary support and training to enable schools to make full use of their eClasses. Through CSZ, teachers have undertaken training in ICDL modules: Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and ICT in Education. For those that were using computers for the first time, they also undertook a Digital Citizen Plus module, to raise their core skills and confidence with ICT.

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