Presentation on theme: "E-EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR – 2019"— Presentation transcript:
1 E-EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR 2014 – 2019
2 “Every South African learner in GET & FET will be ICT capable by 2013” PROBLEM STATEMENTGoal of the White Paper on e-Education (2004) is yet to be achieved.“Every South African learner in GET & FET will be ICT capable by 2013”Basic Education sector is unable to leverage on the potential of ICTs to improve the quality, accessibility, equity and learner attainment.
3 BACKGROUNDLimited ICT infrastructure available in schools nationally by 2010:6 245 schools (25%) had computers for teaching and learning,13 011 (51%) had ICT for administrative purposes.ICT infrastructure disparities among and within provinces.Major PDE constraints include:Inadequate or lack of budget.Shortage of necessary resources (human & physical).Inadequate state of e-readiness at schools (human & physical).Competing priorities.
4 E-EDUCATION INITIATIVES AUDIT 2013 Audit of ICT initiatives in all provinces was conducted in 2013Audit findings on e-Education implementation:Implementation visible but slow pacedPrivate sector & NGOs played significant role but ICT initiatives uncoordinated, unsustainable, scattered & unfocused hence limited impactInitiatives not comprehensive(No training/content)Lack or inadequate human capacityLack or inadequate connectivity
5 E-EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 2014 - 2019 Plan aims to increase access to ICT to support curriculum delivery & improve learner attainment.Plan updates & adds detail to the White Paper on e-Education (2004) as well as sets new targets for ICT access in schoolsPlan is mainly grounded on 4 strategic objectives:Electronic content resource development and distributionICT professional development for management, teaching and learningAccess to ICT infrastructureConnectivity
6 KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER New Government policies, plans (NDP) & priorities;Lessons learnt (Khanya & GoL);Available technologies & suitability;Phased implementation approached;Standards for Internet access for schools;Use of FOSS & OERs;Delineated roles & responsibilities of stakeholders;Advisory oversight committee;Access to quality educational material;Dissemination of school-based best practice;Monitoring & evaluation of the new e-Education initiative.
7 STRUCTURE OF PLAN The plan consists of two parts: Part 1: Implementation ApproachSection 1: IntroductionSection 2: Implementation ApproachSection 3: Deliverables and Activities to be led by the DBESection 4: Deliverables and Activities to be led by PEDsSection 5: Deliverables to be led by the DTPSSection 6: Enabling the implementation of the e-educationPart 2: Individual Provincial Implementation PlansSection 7: Individual Provincial Implementation Plans
8 IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH National targets will guide the implementation.Benchmarks and annual targets will be set for each strategic objective>No. of schools with ICT facilities (Admin & Teaching & Learning )No. of schools with access to connectivity (Admin & Teaching & Learning )No. of schools with access to offline & online electronic content resources.No. of teachers at various ICT skills proficiency levels (basic, intermediate & advanced).
9 ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Department of Basic Education (DBE) will lead:Electronic content resource development and distributionProvincial Education Departments (PDEs) will lead :ICT professional development for management, teaching and learningAccess to ICT infrastructureDepartment of Telecommunications and Postal Services will lead:Connectivity
10 IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD Plan outlines a framework for specific priorities and actions to be implemented over a period of 5 years.Year /15Year /16Year /17Year /18Year /19
11 Activity 4: Rollout the Educational Network This activity will lead to the utilization of the connectivity provided to schools facilitating the access to the e-administrative Virtual Private Network (VPN), e-learning Virtual Private Network; and use of electronic means to communicate with Provincial offices.The Educational Network is currently under construction (dbecloud)Breakdown and numeric targets for schools connectivity for the next 5 years in line with National Broadband PolicySCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITYNationallynumber ofschoolsBase lineSchools without connectivityYear 1 ( )Year 2 ( )Year 3 ( )Year 4 ( )Connected schools for Admin% of Connected schools for AdminConnected schools for T&L% of connected schools for Teaching & LearningAdmin PurposeTeaching & Learning30% of schools have access to the e-admin VPN30% of all schools have access to e-education VPN50% of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN50% of all schools have access to e-education VPN80% of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN65% of all schools have access to an ICT facility for T&l100% of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN80% of all schools have access to an ICT facility for T&l2443470762952272117358192075207576286799604138861248515366EC5562255553071669159227812654445034504246FS1327843642754841052145316242526387684842GP21831489682097966948620826347435555669KZN593714052485314453250841360152522662542362633054067LP39241177196231392551MP194816281786584536974893155811611429NC5533541372519941660125100159270333NW15422381513043916528481043WC14581443991210832487412412161198
12 PRE-REQUISITES FOR SUCCESS Adequate funding for e-Education implementation nationallyManagement structures to give effect to this Plan:Advisory Oversight Committee (HEDCOM ICT Sub-committee)ICT Inter-provincial forumPartnerships for e-Education implementationDepartment of Telecommunications & Postal Services (DTPS)Department of Science & Technology (DST)Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET)Private sector & NGOsCoordination of a national system for e-Education implementation.