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Some of the projects CKLN has undertaken include:
 
C@ribNET - is a high capacity, broadband fiber optic network called C@ribNET, connecting all CARICOM                                      member states.
 
 
LMS/Portal Development and Roll-out
 
Student Records Management 
 
CKLN Regional Collaboration & Capacity Building – A Summary
 
• CKLN funded a Regional Collaboration Workshop where stakeholder representatives from the Tertiary Education Community reviewed current initiatives and recommended future activities to encourage regional collaboration.
• Funded a Regional Consultation on Quality Assurance (QA) and Accreditation issues with representatives from National Accreditation Agencies, TLIs and QA specialists.
• Funded a Regional Consultation for the integration of ICT into the teaching and learning process with representatives from the Ministries of Education and TLIs.
• Established the CKLN Regional Institutional Strengthening Advisory Committee (CRISPAC) and National Advisory Committee of Jamaica to provide high-level guidance to CKLN’s institutional strengthening programme. 
 
 
Antigua and Barbuda
• Worked with Antigua State College stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• 60 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• 5 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Faculty of the Antigua State College and Antigua & Barbuda International Institute of Technology received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware and computer equipment provided to strengthen Antigua State College’s ICT infrastructure.
• Student Records Management System (SRMS) platform currently being procured for Antigua State College.
 
Barbados
• Conducted Needs Assessments at Barbados Community College, Erdiston Teachers’ College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• 40 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• Faculty of the Barbados Community College and Erdiston Teachers’ College received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware and computer equipment provided to strengthen Barbados Community College, Erdiston Teachers’ College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic’s ICT infrastructure.
• Provided Moodle LMS hosting to Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.
 
Belize
• Worked with University of Belize stakeholders towards the development of an institutional strategic plan for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• Partnered with the University of Belize in the submission of a proposal to the European Union for the establishment of a National Research Education Network (NREN).
• Conducted Needs Assessments at University of Belize to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• 25 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• University of Belize led the collaborative development and delivery of an online ICT literacy course with 3 other regional TLIs. 170 students have taken the course to date.
• Faculty of the University of Belize received IT Operations and Management training.
• Provided Server hardware, networking & computer equipment provided to strengthen University of Belize’s core ICT infrastructure and to increase student access to ICT resources.
 
Dominica
• Worked with Dominica State College stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• 30 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• 4 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Faculty of the Dominica State College received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware and computer equipment provided to strengthen Dominica State College’s ICT infrastructure.
 
Grenada
• Worked with T.A. Marryshow Community College’s stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• Funded the development of a case study on “Options For Financing Tertiary Education In Grenada”.
• 30 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• 30 students enrolled and completed online ICT literacy course collaboratively developed with 3 other regional TLIs.
• 3 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Faculty of T.A. Marryshow Community College received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware and computer equipment provided to strengthen T.A. Marryshow Community College’s ICT infrastructure and to support the creation of a Distance Education Centre.
• Student Records Management System (SRMS) platform currently being procured for T.A. Marryshow Community College.
 
Guyana
• Conducted Needs Assessments at University of Guyana to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• 30 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• Faculty of University of Guyana received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware and computer equipment provided to strengthen University of Guyana’s and Cyril Potter College of Education’s ICT infrastructure.
 
Jamaica
• Worked with Moneague College, Excelsior Community College, Brown’s Town Community College, CASE and Shortwood Teachers’ College stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• CKLN team conducted assessments at 15 TLIs to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process
• 245 faculty trained in the integration of Web 2.0 technologies into curriculum.
• 32 participants from 8 community colleges participated in workshop-retreats to complete the development of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ)’s Integrated Strategic and Operational Plan.
• 38 faculty and administrators from 19 TLIs participated in ICT Distance Education Strategic Planning and Online Course Training Workshop.
• 20 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• Training provided to faculty from community colleges and CCCJ in online course conversion.
• Funded online course conversion workshop for Consortium of Institutes of Teacher Education (CITE) faculty.
• Funded the provision of course conversion services to UTECH to assess the effectiveness of outsourcing these services.
• Funded the development of the HR management course in the Bachelors in Business Studies being piloted by UTECH.
• 52 faculty and administrators from 15 TLIs participated in a workshop to discuss issues concerning the implementation and management of an automated Student Records Management System (SRMS).
• Funding the development of an online Apiculture (Bee Keeping and Honey Production) course.
• Staff of Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) and CCCJ received IT Operations and Management training.
 
Montserrat
• Worked with Montserrat Community College stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• Server hardware provided to strengthen Montserrat Community College’s ICT infrastructure.
 
 
St. Lucia
• Worked with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC)’s stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• 25 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• SALCC piloted 1 of the initial 2 courses offered through CKLN support (Knowledge and Information Management).
• 4 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Funded the development of institutional, academic, administration and infrastructure policies to enable TLIs to implement and deliver Open and Distance Learning.
• Faculty of SALCC received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware, networking & computer equipment provided to strengthen SALCC’s ICT infrastructure.
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
• Conducted an initial and follow-up Needs Assessments at Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• 25 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• 4 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Faculty of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware provided to strengthen Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College’s ICT infrastructure.
• Student Records Management System (SRMS) platform currently being procured for Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
• Worked with St. Vincent Community College stakeholders towards the development of institutional & ICT strategic plans for the development of Open and Distance Learning.
• Conducted a Needs Assessments at St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• 30 faculty members trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• 30 students enrolled and completed online ICT literacy course collaboratively developed with 3 other regional TLIs.
• 4 members of faculty and administration visited Canadian TLIs to strengthen their understanding of the implementation of E-Learning and to seek partnership opportunities.
• Faculty of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College received IT Operations and Management training.
• Server hardware provided to strengthen St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College’s ICT infrastructure.
• Student Records Management System (SRMS) platform currently being procured for St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College.
 
Suriname
• Conducted a Needs Assessments at Anton de Kom University to determine their ICT capacity to support the teaching and learning process.
• Networking equipment provided to strengthen St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College’s ICT infrastructure.
 
The Bahamas
• Faculty from the College of the Bahamas (CoB) and Ministry of Education engaged by CKLN as participants in regional workshops for course development in Caribbean Arts and Culture, IT.
• Administrators from CoB participated in a workshop to discuss issues concerning the implementation and management of an automated Student Records Management System (SRMS).
• 20 faculty members of CoB and the Baptist College of the Bahamas trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• Faculty of CoB received IT Operations and Management training.
• Providing consultancy services to develop CoB’s capacity to deliver critical programmes to the Family Islands.
• 20 faculty members of CoB and the Baptist College of the Bahamas trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.
• Conducted an assessment of readiness of CoB to deliver Open and Distance Learning.
• Consultants contracted to assist CoB in the development of an institutional strategic plan and a framework for online course development.
• Networking equipment provided to strengthen St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College’s ICT infrastructure.
 
Trinidad and Tobago
• Faculty of University of Trinidad and Tobago and College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago received IT Operations and Management training.
• 19 faculty members of College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago trained in course conversion and usage of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) in online course delivery.