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Internet as an Educational Tool: Case Studies in The Gambia By Isatou Secka Jah. Topics Covered. Recap of how educational institutions can benefit from the Internet Case Studies Primary School Level; Sukuta, Bakau Secondary School Level; Marina, St.Peters Tertiary School Level; GTTI

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internet as an educational tool case studies in the gambia by isatou secka jah

Internet as an Educational Tool:Case Studies in The GambiaBy Isatou Secka Jah

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

topics covered
Topics Covered
  • Recap of how educational institutions can benefit from the Internet
  • Case Studies
    • Primary School Level; Sukuta, Bakau
    • Secondary School Level; Marina, St.Peters
    • Tertiary School Level; GTTI
  • Summary

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

how can the internet benefit educational institutions
How can the Internet benefit Educational Institutions?
  • Communication
    • email, discussion groups, exchange documents
  • Teaching and Training
    • distance learning programs
    • collaborative teaching
    • Peer Tutoring and professional development

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

how can the internet benefit educational institutions4
How can the Internet benefit Educational Institutions?
  • Research
    • Search engines
    • Resource sharing
  • Publishing
    • web presence, newsletters, brochures, reports
  • Fundraising
    • research funding opportunities, requests for proposals, general info

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

sukuta primary bakau new town
Sukuta Primary & Bakau New Town
  • Using Internet to enhance education
    • Distant learning experience with GLOBE
      • hands-on International environmental science & educational program
      • 80 countries/ over 6000 schools
      • follow protocols, collect information about the environment & send it to scientist
      • Series of investigations looking at the environment

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

sukuta bakau new town
Sukuta & Bakau New Town
  • www.globe.gov provides access to any data sent in by schools
  • Project being implemented at Sukuta & Bakau Primary Schools
  • e.g. learning about soils, this site is a good resource for knowing more about soils in other parts of the world including graphs

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

sukuta primary bakau new town8
Sukuta Primary & Bakau New Town
  • Web Presence
    • sukuta primary school http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Forest/3499/
      • photos of important events
      • history of Sukuta

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

sukuta primary school
Sukuta Primary School

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

st peter s senior secondary school
St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School
  • Communication
    • communicate with friends/peers in other parts of the world
    • respond to newspaper articles, sports team fan clubs
  • Information Resource
    • information on higher education
      • apply to colleges/universities
      • funding sources/scholarships

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

st peter s senior secondary school11
St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School
  • Resource Sharing
    • mailing list [email protected]
      • help desk for computer hardware & software related questions
  • Web Presence
    • Web page development http://www.geocities.com/stp_lamin
      • developed entirely by student
      • using javascript

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

marina international school
Marina International School
  • Teaching tool
    • introducing an idea
      • use of computers in businesses/use of databases
      • how databases are organized
      • how to use a database
      • estate agent as an example http://www.century21.com
      • type of information stored in databases
      • how to search databases
      • locate houses for sale

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

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Marina International School
  • Distant learning/peer tutoring
    • taking part in contests
      • www.cybersurfari.org
      • sponsored by educational & computer companies
      • students are given 100 clues and they have to surf the net to find answers to clues
      • clues lead students to interesting sites where they can learn from
      • Marina computer club students work in pairs - a pair already with 44 answers!

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

marina international school17
Marina International School
  • Information Resource
    • information on higher education
      • apply to colleges/universities
      • funding sources/scholarships
  • communication
    • using email to correspond with peers/relatives especially those abroad

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

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GTTI
  • HND Program in collaboration with South Bank University
    • communication
      • staff in constant contact with construction management program
      • GTTI management for international communication
    • Online ordering
      • Ordering texts/material

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

slide19
GTTI
  • Assessment
    • coursework assignment
  • collaborative authoring
    • working with counterparts at SBU to prepare handouts for students
  • Peer-interaction
    • students contact their counterparts at SBU to exchange ideas

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

slide20
GTTI
  • Information resource
    • www - student research tool
    • GTTI librarian searches for bibliographic info via web

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

summary
Summary
  • We have seen
    • an overview of how Internet can be useful in the educational arena
    • specific examples in The Gambia
      • primary, secondary, tertiary institutions
  • Each and everyone of us, as a student, parent or teacher, has an important role to play!!!

Seminar on "Internet in Education": Case Studies

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