ICT4EEDU - Strengthening ICT in Education in Eritrea

Research summary

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the human and infrastructure capacity of EIT to create and distribute electronic learning resources and services that are pedagogically sound and locally relevant, so that the EIT can take an active and informed role in the use of ICTs to address the Eritrean development and education priorities.

Description

The project purpose is to strengthen the institutional capacity of EIT to create and distribute electronic learning resources and services by (i) improving the quality and relevance of ICT and Education courses, (ii) enhancing the information management capabilities and infrastructure of the ICT Center at EIT, (iii) creating an edtech lab for the adaptation, creation and research of learning technologies, (iv) increasing EIT’s role in coordinating national and international efforts to develop ICT infrastructure and services common to other HEIs and MoE, and (v) creating and developing EIT’s international network of collaborators in ICT, learning and wireless technology.

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Research info

Research title
ICT4EEDU - Strengthening ICT in Education in Eritrea

Research timeline
1.10.2015 - 1.10.2017

Keywords
edtech Gender higher education ICT4D infrastructure networking resilient wireless

Region
Africa

Countries
Eritrea, Finland

Institution
University of Eastern Finland
School of Computing
Joensuu, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)

Project budget
200,000 - 500,000 euros

Head of research
Andrés Moreno

Research team
(UEF) Andrés Moreno, Ilkka Jormanainen, Roman Bednarik, Jarkko Suhonen, Erkki Sutinen, Juha Eskelinen (Aalto) Jyri Hämäläinen, Edward Mutafungwa (EIT) Samuel Tewelde, Teklay Tesfazghi, Khalid Idris

Partners
University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University, Eritrean Institute of Technology

Contact information
Dr. Andrés Moreno
+358440761980
amoreno@cs.uef.fi
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Record last updated
24.8.2015