|Period of Performance:||30 June 2003 through 30 June 2006|
High school education, student e-learning, internet
Create a communication and collaborative learning network for 24 high schools throughout Yemen, with each other and with high schools in the United States.
To connect a sample of schools in Yemen to the internet in order to:
- Improve teachers’ ability to facilitate student-centered lessons, including inquiry teaching and cooperative learning, through the use of internet to connect with peers in Yemen, the region and the US
- Improve student learning by allowing Yemeni students, and girls in particular, to do research, access information, share information with and learn from other students in Yemen, the region and the US
- Assess the impact of the use of internet as a teaching and learning tool in the selected schools in Yemen.
As Yemen emerges from decades of isolation, the country continues to be burdened with a host of problems that are hindering its development. One of the major problems facing the country is a lack of access to information, platforms for the exchange of information and a sense of “connectivity” to the outside world. To help improve this situation, Education Development Center is collaborating with World Links, iEARN and SOUL, an NGO based in Yemen, to implement an exciting new project, “Internet for Yemeni High Schools” which uses e-learning as an effective tool for rapid growth. Funded by USAID, the project aims to connect a sample group of schools in Yemen to the Internet in order to (1) improve teachers’ ability to facilitate student-centered lessons, by providing them with online connections to peers in Yemen, the region, and the United States, and, (2) improve student learning by allowing Yemeni students, and girls in particular, to do research, access information, and share information with other students in Yemen, the region, and the United States, and (3) assess the impact of the Internet as a teaching and learning tool in schools in Yemen. The project began in June 2003 and will run through the summer of 2006.
List of Implementing Partners:
- SOUL (local Yemeni NGO)
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