In 2020 we launched our new Pilot Educational Technology Program at Rohal Soung Lech, a rural primary school on the outskirts of Ek Phnom District. The project aims to build teacher capacity using educational technology and digital resources.
Teachers are provided with a range of digital resources and lesson plans using a learning management system and a tablet. Teachers can display this content to the children in their class through a portable projector allowing our organisation to provide better quality resources to teachers. Data is collected from the learning management system, Moodle, showing the date and time that teachers access each resource. During the day, teachers regularly access resources between 7 am, and 11 am. Teachers also access resources between 7 pm and 11 pm, demonstrating that they prepare for the next day’s lessons by using their tablets at home. We hope to expand this project to more schools in the months ahead.
SeeBeyondBorders is bringing Educational Technology to rural Cambodian schools!
Khourt Sophon is a grade one teacher who, for the past 20 years, has written on the chalkboard during lessons. She does not own a smartphone. This year, Sophon was one of the teachers on our Educational Technology project, and her teaching experience has been radically different. Through the project, Sophon used lesson plans on Moodle, the tablet and the projector to aid her teaching for the 34 children in her class. Most children in her class had never seen a projector before. Sophon has noted students are more engaged in learning, and their focus has improved when using the Educational Technology resources. Technology has undoubtedly played a part in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in Sophon’s class.
SeeBeyondBorders Educational Technology Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The funding we receive from ANCP is instrumental in our work to develop educational technology and transform education in Cambodia.