Issue 58: E-Learning
ICT-Based In-Service Teacher Education for Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania (ICT BITES) was set up to deal with the shortage of qualified teachers in the east African nation. Supported by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Tanzania and the Swedish programme for ICT in developing regions, the project focuses on providing in-service courses to improve the skills of teachers who have already had at least a few weeks of formal teacher training. One of the main goals of the project is to ‘exploit the interactive potential of ICT in the provision of modern education theory and practise via distance education programmes’. To do this, the project uses the e-learning platform Moodle, to enable interaction between the tutors and students, for student group work, and for assignments and assessments.