Mobile schools are schools that are established around homesteads and move with the pastoralists as they move with their livestock in search of pastures. They are mainly manned by local, unqualified or untrained teachers from local communities who have had basic numerical and writing skills.
Supporting with content and Tablets
Slow Internet connections or limited access is a severe impediment to mobile learning.
CODE’s is providing offline digital content that can be stored in affordable tablets and mobile phones. The content, which is approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development, covers all subject areas in Pre-School, Primary and secondary schools levels. This has started with a small number of schools in Isiolo and wajir, with plan to scale up to cover schools in Marsabit, Tana River and Garrissa.
Mobile Learning (in schools)
Mobile education on the other hand is learning that is delivered using mobile hand-held devices like mobile phones, PDAs, or tablets.
The project entails the installation of a Digital Learning Platform inbuilt with integrated Teaching, Learning and Assessment resources. These include Revision Notes, Illustrated Diagrams, Audio- Visual lessons, podcasts Self-Assessment tools, Past Papers, Exam Generating Software and dedicated Online Teachers.
Physical School Support
After a series of terror attacks and religious intolerance, several highly qualified and experienced teachers were targeted. A number were killed and others injured. As a result, many others have turned down postings and refused to report to work, leaving schools in the hands of untrained volunteer “local teachers”.
This obviously danger meant that CODE had to turn to delivering teaching, learning and assessment support through virtual learning platforms. To support learning, CODE’s team of ONLINE TEACHERS provides support to overwhelmed local teachers and their students with learning resources via; .Offline Text Messaging (SMS), WhatsApp, Chat boxes, Email, Direct calls, Enrolment.