This assessment and plan is a result of a meeting in october 2011 in binga (http://mulonga.linz.funkfeuer.at/blog/wie-es-weitergehen-soll - in german).
- Training shouldn't concentrate on teachers. Most of them are temporary teachers and leave the schools too soon. We need to make sure the knowledge stays in the communities. Teaching the media clubs (and thus not only a single person per itc) seems to be a better possibility.
- Basic workshops need to be set up in several itc's. Only central workshops in binga won't be sufficient.
- Networking skills are more or less nonexistent and there is no one left in the binga district working on this project with the necessary skillset to set up new networks. However the last workshop started on way to high level and thus created not the intended results (currently only Tinde Secondary School has a working network).
- All ITC's lack system maintainence skills, both on how to maintain the hardware and physical setup of a computer center and how to do operating system maintainence.
Having at least 3 of these workshops in different locations in the district to enable a larger part of the media clubs to attend should be a priority of the next visit of an austrian team.
The priority should be to first enchance the basic computer literacy in the media clubs and computer centers. See ../ComputerBasics
Media Clubs need workshops on how to use computers in dealing with media (first this would mean text and pictures). See ../DesktopWeb publishing.
These workshops could be held in the Binga Library for a smaller group of people responsible for ITC's. We'd need to concentrate on persons that are more likeley to stay for a longer time in the project or their schools to avoid the problem of dissapearing knowledge like we had with the networking workshop.
How to set up and maintain an ITC. See ../SystemMaint workshop.
- This still leaves the problem of lacking computer networking skills. We weren't able to come up with a workable solution though.