It is the brand name of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) which targets the use of digital technology and communications in learning for primary schools in Kenya.
The purpose of the programme is to integrate ICT with the education curriculum so as to enhance effective delivery of learning materials to the learners.
All public primary schools in Kenya will benefit from the programme.
No, in this programme ICT will be used as a teaching and learning tool.
No, instead DigiSchool will enhance the teaching and learning experience by making the teacher more effective, efficient and resourceful in curriculum delivery.
The roll out started in August 2016. Teacher training is continuous and is expected that by full roll out, all primary school teachers will have been fully trained. Over 64,705 teachers have so far been trained. This number is expected to reach 124,000 teachers by June 2017.
The interest of special needs learners has been taken care of in the DigiSchool programme through provision of devices and content adapted to special needs.
Yes. Private schools can access the digital content and participate in teacher trainings by paying a fee. They are also allowed to buy similar devices from the contractors at a discounted rate.
- Learner digital devices (tablets) as per the number of pupils in class 1 with content for class 1 and class 2
- 2 Laptops for Teachers
- 1 Projector
- 1 Digital Wireless Server
Special needs schools also have laptops and Braille embossers for special learners.
The devices are to be used by the whole schools but the programme starts from lower primary. Teachers are encouraged to start creating their own content and make use of projectors and teacher laptops to teach upper classes as we await completion of content for the upper classes.
The schools are asked to come up with a schedule which ensures that the whole school benefits from the usage of the digital devices for deployment of learning materials.
The government is working on a plan for upper primary. In the meantime, schools are asked to ensure that the current programme benefits all learners and teachers in the school.
A teacher is expected to prepare his/her lesson plan with digital content in mind and identify where digital content best applies during the course of the lesson.
Teachers are allowed to create their own content and use other supplementary materials to enhance learning, and upload the content on the devices. But all the approved KICD contents are preferred.
A Cloud Strategy is being implemented so as to have a universal platform from which content from multiple platforms can be updated. Please refer to the manual supplied with equipment to get a step-by-step guide on the process of adding content.
Please refer to the manual supplied with equipment to get a step-by-step guide on the process of content update.
A comprehensive training plan for all teachers in public primary schools has been developed to ensure that teachers acquire the necessary training to be able to utilise the solution.
No. All devices shall be stored in a secure storage space within the school when not in use and after classes.
The school will identify the best person to be in charge of the devices but the head teacher is fully responsible.
The devices are not insured and it is the responsibility of the school community to look for a way of getting the devices back or to replace them. The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has made elaborate arrangements to extend security to schools when such a need arises.