Research On ICT Integration in Education
ICT Emerging Technologies integration in Education
There are great advances in the development of educational technologies that encourage exploration and bring about new opportunities in teaching and learning. Some of the emerging technologies the Centre has prioritized to facilitate ICT Integration include cloud computing, mobile learning, Open Education Resources (OERs), Web 2.0 tools among others.
Research & Development on ICT Integration in Education
The center is mandated to evaluate various solutions and technologies in Education to determine their suitability on delivery of curriculum objectives, compatibility with existing solutions, and conformity to standards, sustainability, interoperability and Total Cost of Ownership before they are recommended for use in teaching and learning. The center has developed a criteria for evaluating these solutions..
Research Areas on ICT integration
The center shall be undertaking research on key areas on ICT integration in Education categorized into four areas as envisaged in the Holistic Model (4-in-1 balance) which comprise of Policy and Legal framework, Capacity Building, Digital Content and ICT Infrastructure…
ICT Innovation Integration in Education
Calls for ICT Innovations on Education
The center shall organize periodic education fairs which shall have workshops, competitions and exhibitions. The innovation team shall participate at regional and national Kenya Schools Engineering and Science Fair to identify innovations that are viable for incubation. Innovations will also be submitted online via the Center website..
Tested and Approved ICT Solution for Education
There are great advances in the development of educational technologies. The many tools and resources and internet based instruction provide a wide spectrum from which to identify the technology to use from. The modern learner and teacher need to be informed even as they make the choices.
It is in this regard, therefore, the centre carries out research to be able to advice on the most appropriate technologies and avert resource wastage by using less viable tools.
Incubated ICT Innovations on Education
The center has not received any ICT integration innovations for incubation at the moment. However once an idea has been identified and evaluated, the next stage will be incubation. The initial stage of evaluation aims at checking the viability of the innovation before supporting it to maturation.
Incubation will support growth of an innovation from a prototype to a fully functional business idea that is commercially viable and investment ready for the market..