Educational technology (also called learning technology) is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. Portable computing and internet communications technology are some of the needs of the modern teacher in his or her pursuit of his or her vocation and profession.
There are 440 public school teachers in the town of Calauag, Quezon, Philippines. Only 100 of them have access to computers and the internet because they are based close to the town proper (also referred to as the Poblacion). The rest have to use traditional methods of educational technology in their teaching practices because they are assigned to far flung and remote villages populated by poor farmers and fishermen.
This Matching Grant project intends to provide netbooks and portable internet connectivity devices to 30 teachers assigned in remote rural areas in the town of Calauag, Quezon.
This project will take approximately 3 months to complete – from the purchase of the netbooks to its turn-over to the two public school districts in the town of Calauag, Quezon.