Activities of the River of Knowledge Project
The River of Knowledge project plan to do and has completed until now (May 2011) the following materials:
For upper secondary school teacher training
A total of 50 videos on science experiments for upper secondary schools are planned. The videos are made using as content the work of the National Institute of Education. They will be recorded and post-processed by the Open Institute under funding from EEQP (ADB). They are subject to approval by the Teacher Training Department.
By 6 October 2011, 50 videos on science experiments (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science) were recorded.
32 videos are postprocessed and approved by NIE (all Chemistry, all Earth Science and some in Physics).
One Chemistry video had incorrect content and must be re-recorded.
The remaining 17 videos (some in Physics and all of Biology) are postprocessed, but not yet reviewed by NIE.
For lower secondary school teacher training
A total of 200 videos on science experiments for lower secondary schools are planned. The videos are made using as content the work of the Kandal Regional Teacher training center and the NGO VVOB. They are recorded and post-processed by the Open Institute and funded by Spanish Cooperation and EEQP (ADB). They are subject to approval by the Teacher Training Department.
By 6 October 2011 100 videos have already been fully developed and have been approved by the Ministry.
65 more videos have been recorded and postprocessed, and now await Ministry approval. The manuals prepared by VVOB have not yet been aproved by the Ministry).
The recording of the remaining 35 experiments will be recorded in two session between 11 and 14 October 2011 and from 18 to 21 October 2011. They will be postprocessed by the mid of December 2011.