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Title: E-EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR 2014


1
E-EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLANFOR THEBASIC
EDUCATION SECTOR 2014 2019
2
PROBLEM STATEMENT
  • Goal 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
BACKGROUND
  • Limited 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 2013
  • Audit findings on e-Education implementation
  • Implementation visible but slow paced
  • Private sector NGOs played significant role but
    ICT initiatives uncoordinated, unsustainable,
    scattered unfocused hence limited impact
  • Initiatives not comprehensive(No
    training/content)
  • Lack or inadequate human capacity
  • Lack 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 schools
  • Plan is mainly grounded on 4 strategic
    objectives
  • Electronic content resource development and
    distribution
  • ICT professional development for management,
    teaching and learning
  • Access to ICT infrastructure
  • Connectivity

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 Approach
  • Section 1 Introduction
  • Section 2 Implementation Approach
  • Section 3 Deliverables and Activities to be led
    by the DBE
  • Section 4 Deliverables and Activities to be led
    by PEDs
  • Section 5 Deliverables to be led by the DTPS
  • Section 6 Enabling the implementation of the
    e-education
  • Part 2 Individual Provincial Implementation
    Plans
  • Section 7 Individual Provincial Implementation
    Plans

8
IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH
  • National targets will guide the implementation.
  • Benchmarks and annual targets will be set for
    each strategic objectivegt
  • 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
    distribution
  • Provincial Education Departments (PDEs) will lead
  • ICT professional development for management,
    teaching and learning
  • Access to ICT infrastructure
  • Department 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 1- 2014/15
  • Year 2- 2015/16
  • Year 3- 2016/17
  • Year 4- 2017/18
  • Year 5- 2018/19

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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 Policy
SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY
Nationally number of schools Base line Base line Base line Base line Schools without connectivity Schools without connectivity Year 1 (2014-2015) Year 1 (2014-2015) Year 2 (2015-16) Year 2 (2015-16) Year 3 (2016-17) Year 3 (2016-17) Year 4 (2017-18) Year 4 (2017-18)
Nationally number of schools Connected schools for Admin of Connected schools for Admin Connected schools for TL of connected schools for Teaching Learning Admin Purpose Teaching Learning 30 of schools have access to the e-admin VPN 30 of all schools have access to e-education VPN 50 of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN 50 of all schools have access to e-education VPN 80 of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN 65 of all schools have access to an ICT facility for Tl 100 of all schools have access to the e-admin VPN 80 of all schools have access to an ICT facility for Tl
Nationally 24434 7076 29 5227 21 17358 19207 5207 5762 8679 9604 13886 12485 17358 15366
EC 5562 0 0 255 5 5562 5307 1669 1592 2781 2654 4450 3450 5562 4246
FS 1327 843 64 275 21 484 1052 145 316 242 526 387 684 484 842
GP 2183 1489 68 2097 96 694 86 208 26 347 43 555 56 694 69
KZN 5937 1405 24 853 14 4532 5084 1360 1525 2266 2542 3626 3305 4532 4067
LP 3924   0   0 3924 3924 1177 1177 1962 1962 3139 2551 3924 3139
MP 1948   0 162 8 1948 1786 584 536 974 893 1558 1161 1948 1429
NC 553 354 64 137 25 199 416 60 125 100 208 159 270 199 333
NW 1542 1542 100 238 15 0 1304 0 391 0 652 0 848 0 1043
WC 1458 1443 99 1210 83 15 248 5 74 8 124 12 161 15 198
12
PRE-REQUISITES FOR SUCCESS
  • Adequate funding for e-Education implementation
    nationally
  • Management structures to give effect to this
    Plan
  • Advisory Oversight Committee (HEDCOM ICT
    Sub-committee)
  • ICT Inter-provincial forum
  • Partnerships for e-Education implementation
  • Department of Telecommunications Postal
    Services (DTPS)
  • Department of Science Technology (DST)
  • Department of Higher Education Training (DHET)
  • Private sector NGOs
  • Coordination of a national system for e-Education
    implementation.

13
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