Strategic planning & program design
Natoma has provided strategic planning and program designs to a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia and North America:
- Strategic plan for ICT in education in Papua
World Bank, Indonesia Office
Working with a team of national and international consultants Natoma developed a comprehensive US $24 million ICT in education strategy for the province of Papua, Indonesia, addressing:
- Organizational development & capacity building
- Infrastructure development, including connectivity and computer-lab hardware
- Teacher professional development, including in-service and pre-service approaches
- Learning-resource development, including build capacity within the Papua Dept of Education
- Improving management, information systems and transparency
- Teacher development in Bhutan
Royal Government of Bhutan / Healing the Divide
With Jiva Institute, Natoma developed a comprehensive plan to provide training in computer use to 4,000 secondary teachers distributed throughout Bhutan's rugged and isolating terrain. Program planning including pilot implementations, first-round scaling to meet the needs of teachers near Thimpu, and second-round scaling to include teacher stationed in remote and isolated locations.
- "Green Book" plan for technology in education
Fama Holding Corp / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Design of a system-wide education-technology implementation plan enabling state schools to achieve objectives set in Ministry of Education master plan.
- Development plan for teacher-training resource centers
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
Working with AK Jalalluddin, Natoma designed a plan to introduce computers and connectivity to rural resource-centers supporting BRAC's 30,000-school non-formal education system.
- Joint Virtual Learning Environment
US Dept of Defense / National Defense University
To develop this multi-campus online e-learning environment, Natoma conducted on-site needs assessments, determined requirements, managed the vendor-selection process and developed final design documents for one of the first SCORM-compliant e-learning databases (SCORM = Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model).
In previous positions, principal consultant Edmond Gaible has also led development of planning tools for teacher development and other activities in US schools. The Teaching, Learning & Technology Multimedia CD,developed for Apple Computer, offered state education officials, district superintendents and school principals step-by-step guidance in the development of professional-development programs addressing the integration of technology into teacher practice and classroom teaching and learning activities.