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CELT (Community Empowered Learning through Technology) (SIP062)
A project that aimed to transcend the disadvantages of living and learning in a geographically remote area. Children worked on Internet-based collaborative projects about different cultures, and the local community became involved in these projects and undertook ICT training courses.
Duration
18 months
Lead Organisation
Inver National School, Co. Mayo
Project Aims
 
  • To equip all the classrooms with computers and with Internet access.
  • To establish a computer laboratory for the school and its community. (The school hopes to share its laptop computers with the community while awaiting the computer laboratory.)
  • To develop Internet-based collaborative projects through staff training in the areas of Internet skills, e-mail writing, videoconferencing, the use of scanners, digital cameras and project organisation.
  • To provide the community with basic computer skills, advanced computer skills with accredited examinations and multimedia authoring skills.
  • To develop a sense of pride in the children concerning their locality.
  • Indicative Outcomes
     
  • Children to partake in online computer-mediated projects.
  • School staff to be comfortable in supervising such projects.
  • All children to be able to produce websites.
  • Members of the community to have ICT training.
  • Some people may gain employment, or a small industry may be encouraged to the area.
  • An ICT computer room to be built.
  • Participating Schools
    Further Information

    finalreport062.pdf
    Project Website
     
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