CIT received multi-million dollar (Approximately $1.5M worth) of Equipment. This is collaborative project proposal that was written with several African Universities and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa as the driving force behind the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) network.
The AVOIR project is an effort initiated in UWC to unite software developers, educational specialists and others in Africa to build capacity to produce educational software while at the same time building software design, development, and support capacity in the higher education sector. One of the software developed by the initiative is called KEWL.NextGen. This should serve as the basis for creating next-generation e-learning features.
The main objective of this project is to provide a fully functioning E-learning environment to six Universities within Africa. This environment will be utilized by the African universities to unite software developers and educational specialists on developing open source software.
- To provide a free E-learning application based on the KEWL.NextGen open source application to utilized within the project
- To provide Sun Microsystems Computer infrastructure for the E-learning application to run on
- To provide expertise for installing the hardware, operating systems and the application on to the Sun Microsystems Computer infrastructure
- To carry out initial training on how to use the E-learning application and Sun Microsystems Computer infrastructure
- To undertake support for the hardware, operating system and E-learning application during the entire project timeline
- To do a follow up training (after 6 months) from the start of the project
- To undertake final training (after 12-18 months from the start of the project