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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 Jacek Gajewski co-authored the first Polish application to join BITNET (1988) and a petition to President Bush (1989), which allowed post-communist countries to be connected to international computer networks. From 1994 to 1999 he lead the "Internet for Schools" (IdS) Project (later Foundation, Department), which connected first 1300 Polish schools, wrote Internet textbooks and trained first generation of ICT school teachers. In 1997, the IdS project was recognized by a G7 jury as the second best world-wide. He has worked as a consultant and project manager/evaluator for numerous projects run by UNDP, EU, OSI (Soros Foundation) and NATO. Gajewski holds PhD in Elementary Particle Physics from Warsaw University, Doctor h.c. from Nakhicevan University, he is a member of Internet Society (ISOC). He has been awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit for the development of Polish Internet. He is co-author of 70 scientific publications. Dr Jacek Gajewski

3 3 Education: graduated and made her masters theses at Faculty of electrical engeenering and computer science, University of Zagreb Cotrugil Business School, Zagreb, MBA Three years ago established Incremedia company specilized for econtent development – KING ICT, Education Services eContent development (ECDLBOX, ECDLBOX Adnavedi) leading and setting-up the first project of ECDL training teachers She is in the field of eLearning since When she was working for CARNet. Her activities were related to supporting and encouraging university professors to use eLearning mr. sc. Sonja Priscan

4 4 To support Kosovo Government to improve education system through support in ; ICT, e-education and e-learning awareness, training and practice, development of eContent and its delivery, improving e-learning competence among teachers, teacher trainers and in school administration, creation of educational network Goals and objectives

5 5 Beneficiaries of the project: schools, didactic centres, municipalities, University of Prishtina, MEST Stakeholders: beneficiaries, donors & their projects, training centres, public libraries, Ministry of Transport, backbone providers Target groups: Stakeholders, educators, IT technicians, students, trainers, professors, researchers & administrators in Education sector Duration: 24 month starting from 1st February 2010, Funding: 2 Million Euro Project Staff: 2 Key Experts, ~10 local experts, ~30 trainers, ~3 administrative Stakeholders, target group(s), overall duration, funding, staff

6 6 Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Project will work with limited number (~25 schools and education institutions) of beneficiaries to be involved in the pilot 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 separate 1 Million Euro Supplies Contract/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

7 7 Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Project will work with limited number (~25 schools and education institutions) of beneficiaries to be involved in the pilot 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 separate 1 Million Euro Supplier Contract/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

8 8 Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Project will work with limited number (~25 schools and education institutions) of beneficiaries to be involved in the pilot 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 separate 1 Million Euro Supplies Contract/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

9 9 Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Project will work with limited number (~25 schools and education institutions) of beneficiaries to be involved in the pilot 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 separate 1 Millio Euro Supplier Contract/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

10 10 Overview of components EU - IT Pilot Project will work with limited number (~25 schools and education institutions) of beneficiaries to be involved in the pilot 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 separate 1 Million Euro Supplies Contract/Tender to equip beneficiaries. The project has 5 main components: eReadiness and Policy of eEducation Identificatio of Pilot Schools and Equipment required ICT trainings and training institutions Development of eContent for Education Development of EDUNet and community portal

11 11 Component 1: Institutional Readiness for use of ICT in learning, teaching and administration in education Analysis of eReadiness of the Education System in Kosovo (use questionnaires, focus group, available data and side visits) Development of an eEducation Strategy and Action Plan on use of ICT in Education in Kosovo (based on results of the analysis and in the framework of group decision making methodology) Recommendation for the legal framework (to examine, through consultations and legislative review, the need and requirements for developing a legal framework and prepare recommendations)

12 12 Component 2: Identification of Pilot Schools and Equipment required Identification of beneficiaries of IT Pilot Project Definition of priorities and transparent criteria for selection of beneficiaries Design a template/questionnaire to assess proposed beneficiaries Collecting and analyzing answers Cross checking (visiting) preselected beneficiaries, final selection Review and Finalize draft Dossier for Supplies Tender/Contract Review, proposal & consultation with stakeholders Finalize draft Tender Dossier

13 13 Component 3: Provision of ICT Trainings and capacity building of ICT training institutions Support in establishment of ICT Centre at Prishtina University, MoU Technical assistance support in the establishment of ICT support centers Training of IT technicians to support schools (60 technicians) Training of teachers and education staff in ICT (2000 persons) Training of eContent developers (100 developers)

14 14 Component 4: Development and piloting of eContent Material for Education Development of eContent Material for selected number of courses for pilot testing (eContent should be piloted in chosen schools to provide MEST with guidelines and recommendations) Provide Repository for efficient eContent Management (to share and reuse the developed content)

15 15 Component 5: Development of EDUNet and community portal Development of central academic network preliminary design (for pilot project but able to scale up to NREN), analysis of existing facilities, list of standards for center and members Training of staff and support personnel (NOC, Helpdesk) Final design, deployment, testing, improvements Development of Web portal for academic community design as CMS and communication platform, inclusion of repository and LMS training of Web Editor, preparing training material for users, initial roll out conducting Pilot system system deployment, monitoring, review of results

16 16 Project Management and organization ECLO as Contracting Authority manages the contract with KING ICT. Program Steering Committee (ECLO, MEST, MoTransport, University of Pristina, 1-2 Donors/Projects, KING-ICT, 2xKey Experts, MEST contact person, other experts as invited) meeting regularly (at least every 3 month) Everyday management done by Team Leader in consultation with ECLO Task Manager, MEST Contact Person, KING ICT Project Officer and KE2. Various Working groups for specific issues.

17 17 Cooperation and harmonization with other projects To avoid duplication of effort and ensure timely coordination with AUK in IT (ECDL) training, with PTK in connectivity for schools, with ??? in deployment of computer cabinets in Schools with World Bank (and MPA?) in developing network for school administration To get data needed for proper execution of EU - IT project list of schools and existing equipment list of previously trained or creative teachers To induce in other running projects changes fostering e-learning accredit courses on e-learning, award e-activity of teachers This will be achieved by meetings, both formal (seminars, presentations) and informal.

18 18 Dissemination, Visibility Apart observing ECLO Visibility Rules (logos, flags, etc) the project itself plans: Kick-off meeting with media presence after acceptance of IR (leaflet, press release) (scientific) workshop at UP Project presentations at teacher's and ICT conferences own conference for teachers around end of school year 2010/2011 with media presence project Web-site, discussion forum and help desk summer camp for creative teachers and ICT talented students regular meetings with stakeholders, word of mouth

19 19 Action plan for till beginning of 2010/2011 school year Inception Report (delivery 15.3, acceptance 30.4?) E-readiness assessment (31.08) Identification and selection of beneficiaries (31.08) Drafting the Supply tender (30.5) Training of Trainers (30.6) Concept which e-Content should be developed (30.08) Initial design of EDUNet (30.8) First training of administrative staff ( )

20 20 Our wish-list towards participants to MEST: define contact person (interlocutor) for daily contacts - define person for approval of Time Sheets to UP: define person(s) to cooperate on creation of ICT training centre and EDUNet NOC to SWISSCONTACT: define a person to coordinate realization of e-learning strategy To all: delegate (volunteer? self-nominations welcome) representatives to our "focus group", and/or take part in the work of our (future) working groups


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