Blended Learning Solution to Advance Gender Equality in Education – UGANDA
e-Learning WITHOUT internet
This unique project is testing an innovative cost-effective, decentralized, blended e-learning solution designed for, and sensitive to, specific gender challenges in South-West Uganda. Delivery of the solution is giving the much-needed opportunity to in-service women teachers to earn their Bachelors of Education, Primary (BEP) degree. E-learning study material is being delivered digitally to target students (women teachers who must acquire the Degree by 2029 in order to retain their jobs) without the need for internet connectivity, where they live, and at a pace that they can self-manage. Project partners include: Canadian Institute of Mass Communication (CIMC), Kabale University, CEED Concordia, and Action For Development (ACFODE). The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada – Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), supporting Canadian organizations to test innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South.
Educational Videos Online – ETHIOPIA
Through this project, CIMC will provide online on-demand access to syllabus based educational videos to all secondary school students in Ethiopia on mobile devices for convenient e-learning. The videos will cover the entire syllabus of grades 9-12 for all subjects, and will be streamed on a secure online portal. Samples of streaming video lessons can be viewed here. The project will build a telecommunication network infrastructure for Last-Mile Digital Connectivity in rural and remote areas for online access to educational content. Customized mobile devices will be distributed to students for exclusive access to the e-content.
Online Education – INDIA
CIMC is partnering with the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ) to enhance IITJ’s convergent mass media communication technologies and develop IITJ’s courses for online delivery worldwide. The courses will be developed with a combination of both Synchronous and Asynchronous modes, based on business model, needs, objectives and learner types.
Educational Television Production – ETHIOPIA
3,702 syllabus-based Educational Television Programs have been produced for the Ethiopian Educational Media Agency, covering the entire curriculum of grades 9 – 12 for the subjects of English, Geography, Civics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Business and Technical Drawing. Production includes special ETV lessons for deaf students, incorporating Ethiopian Sign-Language Interpretation. The programs are broadcast from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Plasma television sets in individual classrooms in all public high schools across Ethiopia via a Satellite Broadcast Network. Lessons are transmitted in accordance with uniform national curriculum schedule.
Media Capacity Building – ETHIOPIA
CIMC conducts practical media training workshops at the Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA), Ethiopia. The cooperation plan addresses Information Exchange & Experience Sharing with Canada in Content Creation, Technical and Broadcast Management, and Overall Organizational Capability.