In 2006, e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited (e-LJam) began work on the High School Project which comprised a wide cross-section of some educational institutions at the secondary and tertiary levels. The High School Project was a joint initiative between the e-Learning Jamaica and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI). The primary objective was to integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into delivered lessons and contribute to the improvement in the quality of education at the secondary level. This would result in enhancements to the teaching and learning experiences as well as improved performance/pass rates in school-leaving and CXC/CSEC examinations.
The project sought to provide instructional materials for teachers and students, computers, multimedia equipment, remedial software and training of teachers in the use of the technology and how to integrate it in lesson delivery. Over eleven thousand secondary teachers and college lecturers combined have been in core ICT skills delivered by HEART Trust/NTA, the use of presentation technology; including the use of multi-media projectors, interactive whiteboards, document cameras as well as modern technological methodologies on how to integrate the skills learnt into the lesson delivery. A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) was another component that was created which focused on students preparing for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams for 11 subjects. The High School Project, the VLE and the equipment rolled out under this project has now been handed over to the (MOEYI).
Over 200 Educational Institutions impacted.
Trained over 11,000 Teachers and Lecturers.
Provided State of the Art Technology