1. Technology Infrastructure
- Audio-visual equipment delivered since February 2008 to all 185 project institutions scheduled to receive same.
- Computers and networks fully installed in 168 project institutions.
- Interim CREM established at e-LJam and accessible to schools. Management responsibility and structure for establishing CREM at MOE and hosting options being reviewed, for start-up of service by mid 2010
2. Instructional Materials
- TIMs and SIMs for pilot subjects (English, Math, IT, Chemistry, Biology) distributed to all project institutions as of December 2008 and acquisition of those for next 6 subjects in progress for delivery to schools by January 2010.
- Contract signed with UWI/ Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) and UTECH/ University of Plymouth as writers of Government-owned content for pilot subjects. Draft modules being trialed in schools as of October 2009
- Over 9000 test questions (items) reviewed and accepted for all pilot subjects and placed on the interim CREM. Expert item writers contracted to produce an additional 22,000 by March 2010.
- Instructional Video providers (CPTC and ZED Productions) produced 50 video lectures (10 per pilot subject). Delivery to schools to commence in October 2009.
3. Teacher Training
- HEART Trust NTA selected as the provider for ICT Training and Certification (NCTVET NVQ-J), over 9.500 (of 11.000) teachers and lecturers trained, over 5,000 fully certified, 284 (of 360) Systems Administrators trained to maintain the integrity of the networks installed in the schools. To be completed by March 2010
- MICO University College selected as provider of Technology Integration Training in March 2009. Training of of 4,000 teachers commenced with pilot in June 2009. This will include online training and will be completed by July 2010.
- Collaboration with the Joint Board of Teacher Education to train College lecturers in technology integration using online and video technology programmes provided by University of British Columbia. 9 of 16 lecturers selected to commence training in January 2009 over a period of two years. These lecturers will become Instructional Technology Officers for the colleges.
4. Continuous Assessment
- CXC contracted in Nov 2008 to implement low-cost standard examination. Diagnostic tests in English and Mathematics implemented at Grade 9 in pilot schools in June 2009, to be rolled out to all schools in June 2010