Monitoring and evaluation of the e-readers project in rural Tanzania

Dina Z. Machuve, Irina Zlotnikova, Devotha Nyambo

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Abstract

This study provides recommendations on the monitoring and evaluation conducted for an ICT in Education project in two rural primary schools in Tanzania. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of e-readers introduction at the schools. The e-readers introduction aimed at complementing the traditional print books. Print books are insufficient in primary schools in Tanzania; this ultimately leads to lack of reading skills in pupils and poor overall academic performance. As a conceptual framework the study adopted the InfoDev Monitoring and Evaluation framework for ICT in Education projects and adjusted it to local conditions. The study has shown that pupils at both schools considerably improved their reading skills as a result of the e-readers introduction. The introduction of e-readers also resulted in teachers and pupils being more motivated and engaged in learning. Survey results for parents demonstrate readiness on cost-sharing for acquiring the devices. This also indicates the feasibility of up-scaling the project to other schools in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Pan African International Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications, PACT 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages62-67
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479968992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2014
Event2nd Pan African International Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications, PACT 2014 - Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: Jul 14 2014Jul 18 2014

Other

Other2nd Pan African International Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications, PACT 2014
CountryTanzania, United Republic of
CityArusha
Period7/14/147/18/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Machuve, D. Z., Zlotnikova, I., & Nyambo, D. (2014). Monitoring and evaluation of the e-readers project in rural Tanzania. In Proceedings of the 2nd Pan African International Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications, PACT 2014 (pp. 62-67). [7055138] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCAT.2014.7055138