Computer-Aided Learning and Mentoring for Improvement of Teaching Quality: An Assessment of BRAC Interventions

BRAC Research Report May 2011

24 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2017

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Nazia Sharmin

BRAC Research and Evaluation Division

Goutam Roy

Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi

Date Written: May 01, 2011

Abstract

BRAC launched computer-aided learning (CAL) in six and mentoring project in five rural secondary schools with financial support from the ministry of education. Both were piloted for one year. This study aims to explore the changes occurred due to implementation of the above. Various qualitative techniques were used. The teachers and students were found convinced that the initiatives were helpful in improving the quality of teaching and learning in their schools. They noticed some of the initial changes that occurred at the classroom level. However, they identified that the duration of the project was a barrier for a visible impact on students learning achievement. The study suggested for expansion of the activities in more schools where duration of the package should be at least three years. Some modifications are also suggested as those were the concerns of the teachers and the students. An integrated package of both CAL and mentoring can be more effective than their present independent intervention. Record-keeping system of the schools needs to be improved for measuring impact on attendance and learning achievement of the students.

Keywords: Computer-Aided Learning, Computer Assisted Learning, Bangladesh Education

Suggested Citation

Sharmin, Nazia and Roy, Goutam, Computer-Aided Learning and Mentoring for Improvement of Teaching Quality: An Assessment of BRAC Interventions (May 01, 2011). BRAC Research Report May 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2923676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2923676

Nazia Sharmin (Contact Author)

BRAC Research and Evaluation Division ( email )

75 Mohakhali
Dhaka
Bangladesh

Goutam Roy

Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi ( email )

Syed Ismail Hossain Sirajee Bhaban
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi, 6205
Bangladesh

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