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MELISSA

MELISSA (Measuring E-Learning Impact in primary Schools in South African disadvantaged areas) joint research project will study the impact of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) training on primary school teachers in the Western Cape province.

Project owner: Isabella Rega

Project staff: Francesca Fanni, Stefano Tardini, Izak Van Zyl

Period: November 2008 to October 2011

Funding agency: SER

Project blog: http://projectmelissa.blogspot.com/

The study focuses on teachers’ perception of being:

  • more computer literate
  • better teachers
  • more capable of influencing their context
  • more aware of the Knowledge Society dynamics.

Under the MELISSA project 120 primary school teachers based in disadvantaged schools will be trained to understand ICTs, and how to incorporate ICTs in their teaching in wise and sustainable manner. MELISSA research is designed as an experiment involving both an experimental group as well as a control group. Both groups will be assessed through questionnaires and interviews, in order to measure their Computer Self-Efficacy, Teacher , Self-Efficacy, Locus of Control and Social Meaning of ICTs.