THE NATIONAL E-LEARNING PROJECT
Edunova and Microsoft are collaborating on an exciting project to set up Coding Clubs in Schools. The project takes a wide lens on Computer Science Fundamentals by covering topics such as Programming/Coding and HTML/CSS. The objective of this project is to provide youth, teachers and students with digital literacy skills. A national coding training rollout is aimed at 250 schools (125 schools in Eastern-Cape and Western-Cape respectively) in 2019.
A local young adult will be recruited as part of the process and the school will be engaged to partner with Edunova in securing permanent work placement toward the final months of the 2 year programmes.
The ITE (IT Entrepreneur) will be undergo a training, development and mentoring process and will be well equipped for employment, either at the school, or in any nearby town.
Having this person remaining involved in the life of the school will significantly enhance the sustainability of the work implemented.
COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
The second sustainability trajectory is achieved by way of establishing Communities of Practice within each of the schools. These CoP’s will involve a small group of subject specific teachers facilitating all aspects of the curriculum and the options for integrating technology into their daily teaching practice.
The CoP approach has now proven to be a very successful model to sustain the transfer of knowledge and skills as well as to enable support for schools.