During a recent visit to Ghana, Edmund Pinto and Nicola Turing ran training days for 65 Centre Managers and ICT teachers from the Volta region, Greater Accra and the Ashanti region. The days covered topics including what we could learn from the organisation and management of schools internationally and in particular, from those institutions that Eddie was able to visit in the UK. This was then linked to a session on data collection to facilitate monitoring of students throughout their course and to improve understanding of their students and hence improve outcomes. This was aligned with a requirement for improved data collection that now needs to be submitted nationally. The afternoon was dedicated to the ongoing development of the resources provided on Turing Trust computers, including the use of RACHEL and work to develop a learning management system using Moodle. This session generated a lot of interest on all 3 training days as delegates realised that this would enable them to use computers for so much more than teaching ICT.
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