A project of OPEN LEARNING EXCHANGE INC
OLE Nepal is a social benefit organization dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in public schools of Nepal.
OLE Nepal (Open Learning Exchange Nepal) is a social benefit organization dedicated to enhancing teaching-learning in schools through the integration of technology and to provide uniform access to quality educational materials across different geographic areas and socio-economic strata.
Poor quality and wide disparity in education quality and access among school types, regions, and population groups are two of the major problems facing Nepal's education sector. A vast majority of students attending public schools in rural areas do not have access to learning materials beyond the regular text books. OLE Nepalâ€™s mission is to help address these problems through the integration of ICT in daily classroom teaching-learning process.
OLE Nepal was launched by people from different backgrounds brought together by a common belief that technology can help address the twin problems of quality and disparity in our education system. We at OLE Nepal believe that our education system needs to be transformed to make learning more relevant, fun and engaging, and technology provides a flexible medium that allows children to focus on their strengths and learn at various paces.
Established in September 2007, OLE Nepal has pioneered the integration of technology in classroom teaching-learning process. OLE Nepal partnered with Nepal’s Department of Education to launch the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative in April 2008 with support from the Danish Government. The program was expanded to 26 schools in six districts in April 2009 with additional support from the UN World Food Programme.
Currently the program is running in 34 schools in ten districts across Nepal. This includes OLE Nepal’s recent introduction of shared-model implementations in two schools (across two districts) as a way to reach more students with limited laptops. OLE Nepal has prepared an extensive collection of interactive digital learning materials that are based on the school curricula. More than 200 school teachers have been trained to teach using laptops and digital learning materials. OLE Nepal has also developed a digital library with support from the Nepal Library Foundation.
Recently, OLE Nepal has been assisting Nepal's Ministry of Education (MoE) in the preparation of ICT in Education Master Plan. OLE Nepal's background and experience in this field has been an invaluable source of knowledge and information in the preparation process.
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