Frans Kalp, Higher Education Diploma in Electronics & Electrical Technology.
Currently the Deputy Principal of E-Learning & Innovation at Ligbron Academy of Technology and on the board of directors of the NPO “Ligbron E-Learning System”.
Responsibilities include among others the development and implementation of new E-Learning methods in schools and training centres in Africa.
He is also responsible for teacher development in the use of ICT in the classroom and setup of IT systems.
Focused on implementing a unique LIVE online streaming network that bridge the rural-urban divide and give access anywhere/anytime.
Frans has visited more than 14 countries during the past 11 years to share his E-Learning strategies for virtual classroom teaching.
Frans has been awarded several National and International Awards:
*2009 – Microsoft SA Peer Review Award winner, Johannesburg
*2009 – Microsoft PAN African Silver Award, Mauritius
*2009 – World Bank Award for “Innovation in Education”
*2009 – Microsoft World Wide Innovation Forum Award, Brazil
*2010 – EBA Community Project of the year Award – Ermelo,SA
*2010 – Centre for Public Service Innovation Award, Jhb, SA
Innovative use of ICT for effective Service Deliver
*2010 – Star in Education Award, Durban, SA
*2012 – National Teachers Award – Excellence in ICT
Provincial Winners & National 2nd place
*2012 – Public service INNOVATOR of the year
*2012 – Centre for Public Service Innovation Award, Jhb, SA
Innovative Service Delivery institution – Award winner
*2013 – Huisgenoot/YOU/Drum Educational Award
*2014 – Achievers Awards – Best Public Sector Training Programme
*2014 – Achievers Awards – Best Innovative Training Programme
*2014 – CAPAM International Innovation Awards – Semi-Finalist
*2017 – Global LearnTech Award for Excellence in E-Learning, World Education Congress, Mumbai,
Please find a brief profile of our system/project (Ligbron e-learning system):
Ligbron e-Learning System connects schools all over SA to an online learning network. Live streaming of mathematics and science lessons are shared by using video conferencing and desktop sharing. Each e-Learning classroom has an e-Boxx with a SMART interactive whiteboard, LCD screen with a digital camera, sound system and microphone. The LCD screen shows the image of the teachers/learners from linked schools, enabling them to take an active part in the lesson. The SMARTboards display the presentation of the presenter and any student and teacher can write on the SMARTboard and ask questions from their own school and it will be displayed and heard at all schools. Currently we stream live to 86 schools reaching +- 9000 grade 11 and 12 mathematics and science learners in more than 203 e-Learning rooms in 7 provinces. The project has 8 pillars of support namely;
CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY, INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD CONTENT, e-BOOK, LIVE INTERACTIVE STREAMING FOR GR.11 & GR.12 MATH & SCIENCE, ONLINE RESOURCE CENTRE, LIVE ONLINE TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING, TECHNICAL SUPPORT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT