1. Technology Infrastructure
- As planned, as at August 2009, all existing public high schools (162), 8 Teachers Colleges and 6 Special Schools (students with learning and physical disabilities), equipped with computers and local area networks and audiovisual equipment delivered to 5 Community Colleges
- Technical specifications for the Central Repository for Educational Materials (CREM) finalised for hosting at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Interim repository established on e-LJam web-site
2. Instructional Materials
- Teachers and Students Instructional Materials (TIMs and SIMs) for English, Mathematics, Biology and Information Technology acquired and delivered to all public High Schools and Teachers Colleges and Hydel High School (Independent school included in the pilot project), Chemistry delivered to pilot schools only
- The Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) Foundation – UWI Mona and University of Technology (UTECH)/University of Plymouth contracted to develop Govn-owned materials for English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology; materials for terms 1, 2 and 3 completed and being site tested in pilot schools.
- 40 video lectures produced 10 each for English, Biology, Mathematics and Information Technology and placed on the e-LJam web-site, delivered to schools on DVDs and being broadcast by PBCJ as of February 2010.
- Over 11,000 items (test questions) approved covering all 11 subjects and provided on DVDs to all project schools and over 7,000 placed on e-LJam web-site (interim CREM); Item Bank used by students to revise for June 2009 examinations. Additional item writers and reviewers contracted to produce an additional 13,000 items by March 2011, totalling 22,000 – 2,000 per subject
- Mathematics, English and Science Workshops held for all schools, reviewing all materials supplied to schools
3. Teacher Training
- Over 10,000 of 11,400 teachers and lecturers and MOE Education Officers trained by the HEART Trust/NTA, over 6,000 certified to NCTVET NVQ-J level 1 or level 2 standard, over 400 systems administrators trained in network management, approx 200 teachers trained as trainers in ICT skills
- The Mico Foundation contracted to provide training in the integration of the technology in instructional delivery, approx 2000 of 4,000 teachers trained/in training
- Collaborating with the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) to provide scholarships to lecturers from the Teachers Colleges to pursue on-line Masters Degree in Education Technology with British Columbia University; 9 of 16 lecturers currently in the programme and will become the Instructional Technology Officer at their College and be responsible for ongoing training
4. Continuous Assessment
- Grade 9 Diagnostic Tests in English and Mathematics pilot administered in June 2009 in 29 schools as a means of establish standard end-of-year examinations across the board
5. Project Evaluation and Sustainability
- JBTE Foundation contracted to provide Project Evaluation services, Baseline Survey and Implementation Process and Formative Evaluation completed.
- School e-Learning Implementation Committees (SEIMC) established in all schools and colleges to oversee the implementation of the project and ensure buy-in/ownership, orientation and project update meetings held with all schools
- MOU signed with schools outlining responsibilities of each party with respect to project implementation, deployment, usage and security of equipment and materials