In 2008, the Ministry of Education, Negara Brunei Darussalam, commissioned a large-scale project for the design and implementation of solutions to enable teaching through technology for all the higher education institutes and ‘A’ Level Schools in Brunei. The project spanned five years (divided into a design and implementation period and a support period) and covered 19 institutions (University of Brunei Darussalam, medical and polytechnic colleges, and ‘A’ level schools).
The project was awarded to a five-‐member consortium: Knowledge Platform (project leader); Yi Ecomodern Solutions (‘YES’, Brunei implementation partner); Mercer Human Resource Consulting (change management consulting); Dell (hardware provider); and Ask N Learn (learning management system provider).
The project involved development of a 5-‐year strategic and implementation plan for ICT in education, design and delivery of a teacher training and support program, establishment of an instructional design lab, implementation and distribution of technology hardware, installation of five learning management systems and development of online learning content.
This case study describes the teacher training and support program, designed by Knowledge Platform and implemented by Knowledge Platform and YES. The teacher training and support program was rolled out to approximately 500 teachers, and played a critical role in the success of the project.