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Pages: 1897-1904
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION: KENYA'S STRATEGY IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

E. Gacicio, J. Kimotho

Kenya Institute of Education (KENYA)
Kenya has realized the importance of embracing technology in learning and has made tremendous steps towards integrating it in education. One of the avenues the government of Kenya has used to adopt new technologies in education is through the Curriculum centre,The Kenya Institute of Education (KIE).The Institute has adopted the use of computer in curriculum delivery in particular, which promises better and improved methods of content delivery, methodology and pedagogy as well as expanding the available teaching and learning resource base. In recognition of the importance of technology, the Institute has set up an e-learning section responsible for delivering e-content to all its clientele. Currently the Institute has embarked on three approaches to developing and delivery of e-content. These approaches are;KIE platform through which content has be development for secondary school level;Tafakari program which has developed e-content for PTE teacher’s trainees and teacher educators in science and mathematics on methodologies of teaching. ;KIE elimika LMS is another approach the institute has adopted in development of e-content. Through this approach the institute has developed courses which include Primary teacher Orientation and KIE staff induction courses. The developed materials are delivered online and also packaged in DVDs for offline delivery. KIE has established a Curriculum Innovation Centre (CIC). The Curriculum Innovation Centre focuses on curriculum innovation, use of modern technology and development of personal and professional skills. The Innovation Centre aims at promoting the innovative use of ICT to enhance modern teaching and learning in the classroom. KIE has continued to develop and transmit radio programs over the years through the National Broadcasting Station. This takes into cognizance of the varied Kenyan populace. Radio programs enhance the access to quality education even to the most marginalized and the pastoralists’ communities. Besides the Radio broadcast programmes the Institute has produced TV programmes which cover the mainstream curriculum subjects, Schools and colleges annual educational events such as the Drama and music festivals, National Students science Congress, and other activities scheduled by the mainstream ministry. The Institute recognizes the importance to be in tandem with the rest of the world, thus the need to continually adapt new developments in technology to further enhance education. In this respect therefore, one of the technological areas it has embraces is in adapting the Digital broadcast platform. Educational digital broadcasting is a great opportunity that will meet the unique Educational needs of the society for social, economic and social cultural development. It is further hoped that the Educational Digital TV Channel through which Educational content is broadcast to schools and other learners’ country wide is expected to meet the expanded demand for education following the introduction free primary and secondary Education. The channel complements the classroom teacher and other teaching-learning approaches.The provision of distance and open learning education through the TV channel ensures uniform knowledge access and better learning environment for learners throughout the country.
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E. Gacicio, J. Kimotho (2011) NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION: KENYA'S STRATEGY IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 1897-1904.
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