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Effective learning using E-Paati (laptops)

(featured in Kantipur Daily on February 27, 2017) 

Summary in English:

There has been significant improvement in the teaching-learning quality at Janashakti Basic School in Balapur in Banke district after the introduction of interactive learning using laptops loaded with digital content aligned with the school curricula. Students use the laptops on a regular basis to supplement their classroom learning.

Teachers reported that the new tool has improved students’ knowledge and skills in English, maths and science. Students shared that the hands-on lessons and exercises along with the use of audio-visuals have helped them grasp the concepts better. Parents mentioned that other activities and reference materials in the laptops have also been very helpful to the children.

In addition to this school, Sahid Smarak Higher Secondary School in Kumdi; Kandi Nepal Rastriya High School in Gharbari Tol; and Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School in Khajura have benefitted from the E-Paati program whe

Assistant District Education Officer Mr. Gorakh Bahadur Thapa said that he found the E-Paati program to be very effective in providing quality education to children, and that his office plans to work together with various stakeholders to expand the program in more schools in the district.

 

*** The E-Paati laptop program was introduced in these four schools in Banke by OLE Nepal and Nepal’s Department of Education with support from Embassy of Finland’s Funds for Local Cooperation (FLC)

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ई–पाटीको सिकाइ प्रभावकारी

कृष्णप्रसाद गौतम, नेपालगन्ज

फाल्गुन ११, २०७३- महादेवपुरी ६ वालापुरस्थित जनशक्ति आधारभूत विद्यालयको पठनपाठन पछिल्ला वर्ष गुणस्तरीय बन्दै गएको छ । परम्परागत विधिबाट पठनपाठन हुने उक्त विद्यालयमा ई–पाटी सञ्चालनमा ल्याइएपछि विद्यार्थीको पाठ्यक्रमअनुसार ज्ञान र सीपमा गुणस्तरीयता बढेको हो ।

६ कक्षासम्म पढाइ हुने विद्यालयमा प्रत्येक दिन एक घन्टी ई–पाटीबाट कक्षा सञ्चालन गरिन्छ । यसमा विद्यार्थीले उसै दिन पढेका विभिन्न विषयको शिक्षण अभ्यास र अतिरिक्त त्रियाकलाप प्रयोगात्मक विधिबाट गर्ने गरेका छन् । ई–पाटीमा सबै कक्षाको विषय र पाठसँग सम्बन्धित सबै गतिविधि राखिएको हुन्छ । शिक्षकको सहायताबिनै विद्यार्थीले आफैं ई–पाटीमा पढ्न सक्छन् । यसमा राखिएका विभिन्न वटममार्फत विद्यार्थीले पाठ्यपुस्तकअनुसारकै पाठ पढ्न सक्ने कक्षा ३ का सौरभ केसीले बताए ।

पाठसँग सम्बन्धित अभ्यासहरू पनि विद्यार्थी आफैंले गर्न सक्ने व्यवस्था छ । ‘हामीहरू यसैमा सबै बिषयका पाठ पढ्न सक्छौं । अभ्यास पनि ई(पाटीमै गर्ने गरेका छौँ । पाठ्यपुस्तकसँग सम्बन्धित प्रयोगात्मक सामग्री राखिएको हुँदा बुझ्न पनि सजिलो भएको छ,’ कक्षा ५ का आधार ओलीले भने, ‘पाठसँग सम्बन्धित विभिन्न प्रश्नको हल पनि ई–पाटीमै गर्ने भएकाले सजिलो हुन्छ ।’ शिक्षकहरूका अनुसार ई–पाटी मद्दतले शिक्षण क्रियाकलाप प्रभावकारी हुँदै गएको छ । विद्यालयमा विभिन्न चित्र, गीत, खेलको माध्यमबाट ई–पाटीमा पढाइ हुने गरेको छ । यसमार्फत विद्यार्थीले कम्प्युटर विषयको अभ्याससमेत गर्दै आएका छन् । यो विधिको शिक्षणमार्फत अंग्रेजी, गणित र विज्ञानमा बिद्यार्थीको ज्ञान र सीप वृद्धि हुँदै गएको शिक्षकहरू बताउँछन् ।

बालापुरसहित यहाँका कन्दी मावि, घरबारीटोलस्थित नेपाल राष्ट्रिय मावि, खजुरामा रहेको ज्ञानोदय उच्च माविमा ई–पाटीबाट पढाइ हुने गरेको छ । एकैपटकमा ४० विद्यार्थीलाई शिक्षण गर्ने व्यवस्था मिलाइएको छ । यो विधिबाट शिक्षण गर्दा बालबालिकाको अतिरिक्त क्रियाकलापमा पनि सहयोग पुगेको अभिभावकले बताए । ई–पाटीमै शैक्षिक सामग्री र पाठसँग सम्बन्धित विषयका अन्य अतिरिक्त सामग्री राखिएको हुँदा यसमार्फत विद्यार्थीलाई छिटो बुझ्न सजिलो हुने गरेको छ ।

सहायक जिल्ला शिक्षा शिक्षा अधिकारी गोर्खबहादुर थापाका अनुसार ई–पाटीमार्फत विद्यार्थीको पढाइ र सिकाइमा गुणस्तरीयता बढिरहेको छ । ‘यो शिक्षणले विद्यार्थीको पठन सीपका साथै गुणस्तरीयतामा वृद्धि भइरहेको छ,’ थापाले भने, ‘ई–पाटीमार्फतको शिक्षणले खेल, प्रयोगात्मक सीप र अभ्यासका कारण विद्यार्थीको पाठ्यक्रमअनुसार सिकाइ उपलब्धि बढिरहेको छ । यस्तो शिक्षण क्रियाकलाप अन्य सामुदायिक विद्यालयमा पनि सञ्चालन गर्न आबश्यक छ ।’ शिक्षा कार्यालय विभिन्न सरकारी तथा गैरसरकारी निकायको सहयोगमा यो विधिअनुसारको पठनपाठन अरूमा पनि क्रमश: लागू गर्दै जाने योजना उनले सुनाए ।

प्रकाशित: फाल्गुन ११, २०७३

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Bajhang volunteers for Phase III program schools

Volunteer program is one of OLE Nepal’s key aspects of the laptop program in Bajhang. The program gives young graduates an opportunity to spend three months in school communities to provide assistance in project implementation and school support. As a facilitator they get unique opportunity to learn about the application of technology to enhance primary education while gaining invaluable insights to the challenges faced by schools in remote areas.

This program has emerged to fill the need for a hands-on assistance to teachers and schools in using technology effectively in classroom teaching-learning process and to facilitate students and teachers to utilize the resources made available through the project, once the program is introduced in the schools.

This time, we have eight young and energetic volunteers who were selected from a pool of numerous candidates. These applicants came from different social and educational backgrounds. Most of the applicants hold bachelor’s degree in social work and had prior experience of social services in their communities. This diverse group of volunteers are very excited to contribute towards providing access to quality education among students of Bajhang.

 

Bharat Dhungana

Bharat Dhungana

Bharat holds bachelor degree in Social Science and Mass communication from Tribhuvan University and is looking forward to completing his master’s program in near future. Before resuming his further studies, he would like to utilize this opportunity to explore the impacts of ICT in education provided across public schools of rural Nepal. Besides contributing in the social developments of his community, he likes to travel to new places and learn their cultures and traditions. As an influential writer, Bharat is enthusiastic about writing Nepali literature. Soon he is going to publish his Novel called “Kehi Sambandha Haru."

Rojmon Chaudhary

Rojmon Chaudhary

Rojmon holds bachelor degree in social work with major in English from Goldengate International College, Kathmandu. Passionate about social service, Rojman intends to utilize this opportunity to explore the education practice in rural parts like Bajhang. He hopes to utilize all the knowledge learnt through the training towards increasing quality of education in Bajhang. He believes education plays important role for holistic development, and technology is right medium for it. Besides working he likes to reading inspirational books and traveling.

Birkha Bdr Dhami

Bikram Dhami

“This is the perfect opportunity to contribute in the education sector of my community” says our volunteer Bikram Dhami who is originally from Bajhang. Bikram recently finished his bachelor in Social work from Santowana College, Kathmandu and is currently awaiting his results. Before joining the volunteer program at OLE Nepal, he has volunteered in different social organizations such as, Force Nepal, National Federation of Disabled Nepal and Saath Nepal.

Anjana Shrestha

Anjana Shrestha

Anjana holds bachelor degree in Social Work from Santowana college, Kathmandu. As a part of OLE Nepal volunteer program, she wishes to contribute in the education sector specially in the rural parts of Nepal. She wishes to enhance the ways of learning among kids with digital learning content from E-Paath and E-Pustakalaya. Before joining OLE Nepal’s volunteer program, she had taken professional trainings including field level experiences.

Ashish Sedai

Ashis Sedai

Ashis recently completed his high schooling from Liverpool International college, kathmandu and is looking forward to his higher studies in abroad. However, before starting his undergraduate studies he would like to develop his abilities and attitudes through this volunteer opportunity. He hopes to use all the skills he has learnt through the training to be able to contribute in helping children in their learning process. Before joining OLE Nepal’s volunteer program, he was actively involved in different clubs and program organized by college. Ashis loves to trek and playing cricket.

Srijana Basnet

Srijana Basnet

Srijana, who is originally from Bhaktapur, recently finished her bachelor program in Social Work. Through this volunteer program, she wishes to enhance the learning process of kids specially in rural part of Nepal. She believes that through the digital content E-path and E-Pustakalaya developed by OLE Nepal will greatly helps to change the trend of teaching and ultimately enhance the teaching learning process. She feels proud to be part of this campaign. Srijana likes reading novels, watching movies and visiting new places.

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Priyanka Shrestha

Priyanka is originally from Nawalparasi. She recently finished her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Mass Communication/Journalism from Goldengate International College, Kathmandu. Through this volunteer program, she expects to be familiar with the current teaching learning practices in rural Nepal and learn ways of adapting in new communities. She hopes to use all the skills that she learnt throughout her life and most importantly during the training at OLE Nepal, to contribute towards children and community. Prior to joining the volunteer program, she used to work at The Kathmandu Post as feature sub-editor.

Tej Prasad Luitel

Tej Luitel

Tej holds education degree in Health Education from Tribhuvan University. Through this volunteer program, he would like to share his knowledge and experiences in the areas like Bajhang which is far flung the access of quality education and learning resources. He believes that trainings and experiences are important part of character development. Before joining OLE Nepal as volunteer, he was involved with different social organizations as researcher and field supervisor.

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Revisiting Bajhang project schools

June 2015 | Bajhang

OLE Nepal in cooperation with World Food Program (WFP) and Bajhang District Education Office (DEO) has been implementing its laptop based teaching program from last two years. Till date, the program has been implemented in 23 primary school. OLE Nepal team including  program and technical staff; Tika Raj Karki, Deepak Shrestha, Deepa Thapa, Shishir Pandey, Bishnu Bidari and Ravindra Sah conducted In-school training for thirteen primary school of phase II program.


Previously,these schools had received basic training regarding effective integration of digital learning resources developed by OLE Nepal.

In school training are usually conducted in 4 – 6 weeks after the program is introduced in the school. The main purpose of this training was to review their implementation practices, discuss and suggest on the challenges faced by teachers while integrating digital learning resources in their teaching learning process. All the teachers who were part of the basic training (initial seven days training) were presented for In-school training program. The team also updated the school server, an offline digital library with latest content.

“E -Paati was introduced in my school in last Magh. I have experienced a lot positive changes in the way of teaching learning process of my school. Most importantly, this program helped to refresh different things which was taught during the basic training.”

Lok Raj Awasthi

Teacher from Kalika Primary school, Bajhang

Along this, the team also conducted review program for ten schools in which our laptop based teaching program was first introduced in the district. Total thirty participants representing Headmaster, Focal teacher-E-Paati and School Management Committee chairman was presented in the program. The program provides common platform for the schools to review their performance and discuss the challenges faced by teachers after the implementation of program.

[Review is newly introduced program for our program school which provides a common platform for teachers to exchange their experiences regarding the program. It is conducted after all the training are conducted in the school.]

Following are the list of schools included for In School and Review Program.
In School training School – Phase II Review Program School – Phase I
Kedar Namuna Primary School, Khulmor Deepjyoti Primary School, Komalpur
Chirasani Primarys School, Mantola Manakamana Primary School, Syadi
Masta Primary School,Sunkuda Kalika Bhawagti Primary School,Deulekh
Kalika Primary School,Sunkuda Shiva Bhawani Primary School, Deulekh
Bhawaneshwori Primary School, Madi Bhumiraj Primary School, Suwakot
Janachetana Primary School, Baanjh Bhumiraj Primary School, Sunkuda
Saraswati Primary School, Bhamchaur Siddi Ganesh Primary School, Bakhet
Janachetana Primary School, Deura Bhairab Primary School, Daumune
Nawaratna Primary School, Kuch Aishworya Primary School, Moyal
Nawaratna Primary School, Kuch Tyadi Primary School, Bhairabnath
Bhawani Primary School, Luyata
Durga Devi Primary Schoo, Kotdewal
Balbikas Primary School, Masta

 

Also read our past article on Phase II of the laptop program Bajhang.

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