This project was conducted to research the impact of using new forms of Information and Communications Technology in the development and delivery of educational materials for rural communities in Zambia.
The project had three distinct but inter-dependent aspects:
- Capacity building at national, regional and local level;
- Materials development;
- Learner impact.
At the outset of the project, the decision was made to use the infrastructure provided by the DfID-funded Commonwealth of Learning Literacy Project (COLLIT). The COLLIT project provided ICT hardware to three regional government learning centres. These centres have staff dedicated to the development of education in rural areas. The CERP project built upon the developments made by COLLIT approaches and involved both the three regional centres and their associated satellites. The linkage of the two projects has proved beneficial and highlighted the importance of partnership approaches in maximising impact.
This report illustrates both processes and outcomes. In addition, it provides a series of observations and issues arising from the CERP project.
Educational Paper No. 50, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 568 9, 277 pp.
Using ICT to increase the effectiveness of community-based, non-formal education for rural people in sub-saharan Africa. The CERP project. Final report