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Tech Me Home Offline Classes

Offline computer-based e-learning delivered to learners’ homes through CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB sticks or MP4 formats.

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I am seeking for funding to pilot the Tech Me Home Offline Classes Project. This is the first ever education innovation in Uganda. The proposed funding will be for a period of three (1) year after which the project can sustain its operations.

Tech Me Home Offline Class simply means turning a learner’s home into a temporary classroom with the use of high quality (HD) pre-recorded curriculum –based video lessons that can be played on a TV, DVD player or smart phone hence replacing online learning and making the program reachable to anyone.

Learners will be able to use skype to conduct a video consultation with subject teachers in real time. Class-wise whatsapp groups will be formed and with the help of messaging, voice notes, snapshots both learner-learner and teacher – learner interaction during topical discussions is enabled. Parents/care takers of the learners will take a supervisory role to make sure learners are actively involved in the learning sessions. Extra resources between lessons will always be given to learners to read more and understand the topics. School administrators and teachers will use whatsapp groups for teachers, video conferencing and weekly news letters to share feedback.

What is the need are you focusing on?

 Uganda is one of the many countries that are imposing much-needed restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. But these restrictions are also causing unprecedented disruption for students. Although these restrictions have been put forward, no one knows for sure when Corona Virus will be gone. This poses a problem as to how learners can continue with their studies from home. This therefore means considering e-learning for students in Uganda.


Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Tech Me Home Offline Class simply means turning a learner’s home into a temporary classroom with the use of high quality (HD) pre-recorded curriculum –based video lessons that can be played on a TV, DVD player or smart phone hence replacing online learning and making the program reachable to anyone.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

The innovation intends to achieve the following; -contribute to long-term costs of education services -Increase access to education services -Reduce travel time/distance problem faced by learners and teachers -Reduce transportation costs -help alleviate the rural education service shortage -Increase affordable education services

What is the name of your business or organization?

I am submitting as an individual innovator

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

I am submitting as an individual innovator

What is your profession?

Virtual Assistant

Where are you located (country)?

Uganda

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Education
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Concept/I have not yet formed an organization

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

I need support to identify partners interested in collaborating with me as we work this innovation out

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

-Limited finances

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

I have not started yet

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

Website URL

My freelance blog is www.techmehomeug.wordpress.com This is where I showcase what I do to my clients online

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