One of the areas identified for capacity building by faculty members at Kenyatta University and graduates of teacher education programs at Kenyatta University is integration of technology. We are working on this through several means, including some work that will begin in June using iPads with preservice teachers and iPods for blind students. Preservice teachers will use the iPads as part of their preparation in using technology and then some of them can borrow some iPads to use during their teaching practice (student teaching), which may be in schools without computers and perhaps without electricity. Blind students at Kenyatta University will use the iPods and iPads as text readers, and preservice teachers will learn about supporting blind students’ learning through the use of these technologies.
We are currently raising money to be able to take iPads, iPods, their accessories and apps when we travel to Kenya at the end of May. You can read more about our fundraising efforts on Razoo.