Action Research: Promoting Computer Training in Nicaraguan Schools
Lanka Elson, Derek Phair, Asma Qureshi, Jacqueline MacPherson, Vincent Barbera, Ann-Marie Armstrong, Colorado Technical University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Action Research methodologies are applied to find sustainable technology solutions for education and training in severely restricted infrastructure environments in Nicaragua. Colorado Technical University (CTU) and InnerCHANGE WORKS (ICW) formed a partnership to conduct action research in Managua and the rural Tola. Four major project areas were investigated and implemented under the guidance of a US non-profit organization, ICW, operating in Nicaragua, with the guidance of CTU and the collaboration of the Universidad Americana, Managua (UAM). The initial research took place in January 2012 and is ongoing. The projects reported in this paper include: Teacher training in (1) El Crucero and (2) the Tola region of Limon 2, (3) Computer repair and technical training for the ICW field technician, and (4) the Cybercafé Limon-2 also located in the Tola region.
Elson, L., Phair, D., Qureshi, A., MacPherson, J., Barbera, V. & Armstrong, A.M. (2012). Action Research: Promoting Computer Training in Nicaraguan Schools. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1498-1505). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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