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The usability of computers in teaching and learning at core primary teachers' colleges in Uganda

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique.Teacher education in Uganda today provides both pre-service and in-service training through not less than 539 primary school centres and tutors radiating from 23 Primary Teacher Colleges serving all schools in the country (MoES, 2000). Accordingly, the Connectivity for Educators (Connect-ED) Project established computer-assisted teacher training laboratories and Internet Connectivity in four pilot Primary Teacher Colleges in Gulu, Bushenyi and Kampala. The project aimed at providing computer skills training to student teachers, as well as establishing computer laboratories and Internet Connectivity to the eight Core Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) around the Country; of which Shimoni and Kibuli were accorded first priority. In the interview carried out with Professor Lutalo-Bbosa, the former Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University, the objective of Connect-ED was to introduce integration of computers into the teaching methods employed in primary schools and provide capacity building to Administrators, Tutors, pre-service and in-service teachers within the PTCs.

Author:
Nakintu Rukie and Neema Abooki peter
URL:
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Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
computers    Higher Education    Makerere University    primary school    Uganda   

 
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