Tools & Guides
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
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GeSCI, in partnership with H2 has developed an ICT-Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Matrix planning toolkit. The kit has been developed to enable organizations/ providers working in GeSCI’s partner country engagements to plan their ICT integration paths in TPD. This is a work in progress. The matrix toolkit can be used and further developed by countries to stream line ICT-TPD approaches in accordance with their own national educational and development goals and policies.
UNESCO ICT Competency Standards for Teacher (ICT-CST) project
The GeSCI-H2 partnership working with development partners took the ICT-CST statements, restructured some of them and added new ones to create the ICT-TPD Matrix. The matrix is designed to enable organisations/providers to identify the object of ICT integration in current programmes (where they are at) while highlighting activities they can include to plan new programmes (where they want to be).
ICT-TPD Planning Guide (PDF)This planning guide provides organizations/ providers with the rationale and tools to assist in the development of an ICT -TPD Plan. The planning process is designed to enable providers to
• assess the current status of ICT integration
• identify priorities and challenges for progression
• propose ways and means for further development of
ICT in professional learning programmes
• Policy and Vision
• Curriculum & Assessment
• Organisation & Administration
• Teacher Professional Development
The ICT TPD Webquest is based on the UNESCO ICT Teacher Compentency Standards and the ICT TPD planning guides and planning frameworks developed by H2 and GeSCI. The webquest can be used by any group of education practitioners and may be very useful for policy working groups in Ministries of Education. We recommend that the webquest be utilised in a work-shop setting due to its relative complexity and the number of tasks therein.
This tool has been developed in order to create a common understanding of what constitutes an organizations’ capacity, to provide a structure for auditing the capacity of the organizations and units it chooses to work with in order to offer targeted capacity building support
An Evolving Collection of Practical Knowledge Sharing Techniques. (Draft, 2004)
This practical and comprehensive ICT-in-Education Toolkit provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Practical Guide to Pilot Projects and Large-Scale Deployment of ICT in the Education Sector - Guidelines on deploying IT in schools at a regional or national level (By GeSCI, 2008)
This document offers a series of recommendations concerning the planning and executing of pilot ICT projects in schools. It also provides guidance on how to interpret the information gathered from pilot experiences, to aid in the decision making process (whether to execute a larger-scale deployment or not) and the planning process.
Low Cost computing devices analysis toolkit (By GeSCI, 2009)This document is intended to serve as a reference guide for Ministries of Education (MoE) when considering the selection and purchase of low cost computing devices (hardware), as one of a number of solutions intended to meet educational (i.e. teaching and learning) and/or e-administration objectives.
School Connectivity Options Matrix (By GeSCI, 2009)This document is intended to serve as a guide to Ministries of Education (MoEs) on the connectivity options available for schools. It compares several variables for four simplified models: e-rates, purchasing consortia, educational ISP and market de-regulation.
GeSCI “Deploying ICT in Schools: A framework for identifying and assessing technology options, their benefits, feasibility and total cost of ownership”
This document helps in identifying the range of possible ICT solutions for schools and making a selection informed by an assessment of the benefits and costs of the different options.
GeSCI school level TCO Tool: the electronic TCO tool comprises of the detailed TCO calculator information.
GeSCI TCO tool for large scale deployments "Deploying 1:1 educational models in large scale: a practical budgeting tool based on TCO".This is the regional and national large scale TCO module. It has been specifically designed with examples for 1:1 educational models, but can be used for any ICT4E deployment. (Version 2.0 – June 2010) -
Download Tool in MS Excel format (XLS)
Download Users manual for both versions (PDF)
Download Tool in stand-alone Java executable (RAR) NEW!!!
Below are images of what the downloaded tool will look like.
Download users manual for both versions (PDF)
by UNESCO Bangkok (2004)
This toolkit arose from recognition of the need among teachers in Southeast Asia for a guide book that would help them to establish or strengthen Schoolnets in their countries.
The electronic content evaluation tool allows you to compare different content proposals by analyzing certain variables like quality and comprehensiveness of content, ease of use, functionality, etc, providing a score for each. Evaluation of Content and ICTs in the Curriculum - introductory presentations about content.
Brief introductory manual (PDF)