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Project ID: 1103220830
Entity: Cisco Systems
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Activity: Jordan Education Initiative (JEI)
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Activity description: The aim is to stimulate economic growth through holistic change to education. High quality electronic content is being built and deployed in K-12 schools through teachers with laptops and projectors, for whole class teaching in everyday lessons. e-Curricula covering over 6000 lessons in Maths, Science, Arabic, English-as-a-Foreign-Language and ICT are under construction; The Math curricula is already deployed. Life long learning for adults will follow. Local capacity is being built, including new pedagogical skills and local ICT companies. The intent is to re-use the model in multiple developing countries and several are now in the feasibility stage.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 9. Media
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project, Programme, Training initiative, Tool-kit
Time scale: Ongoing: 1/1/2003 - 1/1/2007
Partners: JEI partners include Government of Jordan, World Economic Forum, Computer Associates, Microsoft, Intel, France Telecom/Jordan Telecom, Fastlink, USAID, MEPI, World Links, Netcorp, Cisco Learning Institute. 45 organisations are participating in this Public/Private Partnership project - see list at http://www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content/Jordan+Education+InitiativeCisco Systems would like to acknowledge the “World e-Curricula” project developed in 2002 in partnership with Hugh Jagger, which provided a number of the foundational concepts for the JEI.


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