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COVID-19 has accelerated the need and appetite for adopting digital technology in schools, providing a unique opportunity to bridge the connectivity and educational content gap for students in South Africa. In response to this opportunity, UNDP in partnership with Google’s Next Billion Users (NBU) and select organizations intend to run a pilot programme in 1-2 disadvantaged secondary schools to reduce as many of the barriers discussed above as possible and to ensure the best possibility for impactful integration of E-Learning.
Potential schools will be selected from the areas of Kraaifontein and Mitchell’s Plain the Western Cape as one barrier, connectivity, can be overcome by providing free connectivity and data through partnership with a local Internet service provider. A suitable platform will be provided by Google through its G-Suite for Education platform at a subsidized cost. G-Suite provides a suite of cloud-based educational offerings and tools that can be utilized to integrate E-Learning into any curriculum. To ensure G-Suite is utilized by teachers to its fullest potential, a consultant is required to provide training in the platform.
It is this regard that UNDP requires services of a consultant, in close collaboration and supervision of UNDP and Google NBU to:
- The train of teachers in the relevant tools in Google’s G-Suite for Education;
- Offer advice on how to integrate teacher’s current curriculum into a digital format;
- Provide technical assistance to schools.
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