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EU - IT Pilot Project in the field of Education An EU funded project managed by the EC Liaison Office to Kosovo implemented by KING ICT www.itpilotproject.eu.

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1 EU - IT Pilot Project in the field of Education An EU funded project managed by the EC Liaison Office to Kosovo implemented by KING ICT EU – IT Pilot Project in the field of Education Dr Jacek Gajewski Key Expert 1 (Team Leader) mr. sc. Sonja Priscan, MBA Key Expert 2

2 2 Objectives and Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Projects objective is to support Kosovo government in improving quality and efficiency of education by: ICT trainings, usage of ICT in teaching process and establishment of EDUNet Pilot Project will work with ~35 schools and education institutions, which will be used as a test bed for use of ICT and e-learning in education to assess the level of assessment and commitment of stakeholders The project is linked to 1 Million Euro Suppliess Tender to equip beneficiaries. The project has 5 main components: eReadiness and Policy of eEducation Identification of Pilot Schools and Equipment required ICT trainings and training institutions Development of eContent for Education Development of EDUNet and community portal

3 3 Background 1/2 MEST has established a department and dedicated a person responsible for ICT development in The national telecommunication company PTK is building fibre infrastructure which will ensure broadband (or wireless) access across the territory of Kosovo for all schools in Kosovo In 2009 MEST has committed its own resources for deployment of IT equipment to at least 50% of all schools in Kosovo. MEST has been supporting a on European Computer Driving License (ECDL) training and certification of teachers managed by the American University Kosovo Students in primary and secondary schools receive only basic computer skills training. The topic Informatics is optional in primary schools and it is obligatory in secondary schools.

4 4 Background 2/2 The five Didactic Centers established in Kosovo (in Gjilan, Prizren, Peje, Gjakova, Ferizaj ) should serve as resource centers available to teachers but they are under resourced and have low capacity to do this properly. They need new equipment, training and recruitment of new staff, efficient coordination and monitoring of their work by MEST. The University of Pristina is an important stakeholder for execution of this project and has the capacity to provide effective support. There is University IT Center which executes/has a central role for university Virtual Private Network and they also provide support for their users. IT Center employs 5 employees and there are seven servers on disposal.

5 5 Action plan & Road Map till end of 2010 Inception Report (delivery 18.3, acceptance 25.5?) E-readiness assessment report (Jul/Aug) E-Education Policy, Strategy, Action Plan (Dec) Identification and selection of ~35 beneficiaries (Jul/Aug) Updating the Supply tender dossier (Jul) Training of ~30 Trainers (Sep) Training (~150 teachers) in active e-learning/ICT (Oct) Training (~60 managers (MEST, MED, DC, principals) (Oct) Concept which e-Content should be developed (Aug) E-Content Repository implemented (Oct) Initial design of EDUNet (Aug) Room and staff for EDUNet ready at University (Oct)

6 6 Action plan & Road Map till end of project (Jan 2012) Recommendations for Legal Framework (Apr 2011) Rooms in schools ready for equipment (Feb 2011) Delivery and installation of equipment (Apr-May 2011) MoU on creation of ICT Training Centre at UP (Nov 2011) ToR and Operational Plan for DCs (Jan 2012) Training (~60 IT Technicians) (Aug 2011) Training (~1790 teacher & MEST) passive e-Learn (Aug11) Training (~100 eContent developers) (Dec 2011) E-Content for pilot testing developed (Mar 2011) EDUNet implemented and tested (Dec 2011) Web Portal implemented and tested (Feb 2011)

7 7 Our wish-list towards participants & preconditions to MEST: Provide list of schools (IT equipment and staff) & teachers (in/after ECDL training) Support pilot schools in adaptation of classrooms to host equipment Revitalize DCs (fill vacancies, employ 1 new e-learning consultant, define coordinator) to UP: define person(s) to cooperate on creation of ICT training centre at Faculty of Education and on creation of EDUNet NOC at existing IT Centre Provide space for NOC, cooperate with MEST on recruitment of 2 persons for EDUNet to PTK & Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication: To connect to Internet piloted organizations and to make tariff affordable for schools to Association of Municipalities & MEST: To employ IT technician to serve schools in more complicated cases of maintenance & repair to EC: To publish and resolve supply tender in as short time as possible


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