Case Study: Intel-powered classmate PC Success Story in Macedonia
Governments, schools, and people around the globe must respond to both the challenges and the opportunities of the technology-driven global information economy. As time goes on, technology becomes more vital for participating on equal footing with the rest of the world.
Information and communications technology (ICT) lets schools foster a 1:1 e-learning environment while raising computer literacy among their students. Making computers part of education helps children reach higher as they learn to think critically and understand their world. The potential is great for technology-based solutions in education that include the following components:
• Computers in the classroom
• High-speed connections to the Internet
• New teaching methods and professional development for teachers
• Localized digital content
The Macedonian government’s vision to put a computer into the hands of every primary student country-wide led to the “Computer for Every Child” Initiative. The Academy for Educational Development (AED) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are assisting the government of Macedonia in implementing the “Computer for Every Child” initiative. USAID sponsors the Primary Education Project (PEP) in Macedonia, which has the following primary goals:
• Renovate schools and improve energy efficiency
• Broaden access to ICT and deepen its value in education as a whole
• Advance the quality of math and science education within primary schools
• Improve student assessment to make it more comprehensive and accurate
• Develop twenty-first century workforce skills in students to help them be more successful
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