Teachers Talking (TT) started in 2004 at Kafanchan in North Central Nigeria. John Dada (my friend and the director of Fantsuam Foundation) wanted some ICT training for local teachers. I had been involved with computers when they came into schools in the UK , and I also knew what schools were like in rural Nigeria, so John asked me to visit for a working holiday to run a course. I was determined to provide something that was relevant. I called it Teachers Talking because I wanted high fliers on the course to enter into informed debate about ICT education policy - not just be passive ICT users.
In 2007 COL (the Commonwealth of Learning) and CAWD (Charity for African Welfare and Development) funded a TT course in Kenya - and off I went on another working holiday. TT courses include an element called TT-Online. TT-Online aims to welcome participants into the world of "the connected community" even if it can only be for a brief visit. The TT Kenya participants are managing to come online sometimes although their one-week course is over. I am trying to build better connections between them and people in "the connected community" - hence this blog.
Information about TT has been appearing on the Internet since 2004, but it is scattered around. I have started this blog to gradually pull together TT information - present, past and future. As the design and development of TT is not my paid work
- I cannot say how much time will get devoted to the blog - but I hope it will become a useful resources and will attract people to get involved with TT.