ict Maven Group has advised governments around the world.

Education is the new global currency that will determine economic success in this time of rapid change. We are dedicated to sharing global experiences and observations of academic excellence while warning against failures.



Government Services

Strategies

The pace of innovation in the technology sector outpaces innovation on the policy side. ict Maven Group works with Government’s on the design and development of sustainable digital strategies to help keep pace with innovation.

Procurement

ict Maven Group has advised countries in the identification, review and procurement/licensing of digital platforms, tools and content to support their national curriculum. To reduce the risk of technology investment decisions it is important to separate hype from the real drivers of a technology’s commercial promise.

Global Connections

Many governments turn to ict Maven Group to draw on it’s global expertise and access to governments around the world. Connecting with early adopters helps countries design/develop strategies built from experience, replicating success and avoiding mistakes.

Digitized Curriculum

This is the process of structuring down to the most granular levels of detailed curriculum content descriptions or statements. Many countries are investing in a digitized curriculum to support new innovations, such as:
-open content
-user generated content
-learning analytics
-diagnostic assessment algorithms
-relevance engines

Process of Development and Localization of a Digitized Curriculum

ict Maven Group partners with several government and private companies to complete the following process:

  1. Curriculum analysis
    In order to commence the development of the metadata schema, it would be necessary to begin by analyzing the curriculum employed in the schools
  2. Curriculum Matrix
    From understanding the subjects taught, and the nature of the instruction involved, the focus of the work undertaken at this stage is to define and provide the underlying metadata schemes and structures that can be implemented in the creation of a digital content repository.  The analysis of the curriculum will enable the development of a Curriculum Matrix at the level of Learning areas and Strands. Provide structuring down to the most granular levels of detailed curriculum content descriptions or statements. A sample can be seen here:http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
  3. Analyse selected resources
    Select a sample set of digital curriculum resources to analyze. From this develop an understanding of the content and presentation styles of the resources schools would access. This would inform cataloguing in areas such as resource types and file formats.
  4. Develop a metadata schema
    The work undertaken above will lead us to developing an initial metadata schema (framework) which could be based on an existing taxonomy.
  5. Translation of Metedata Taxonomy
    With the knowledge gained from the above processes, we would proceed to translate the taxonomy which would be enriched with local language terms. The terms which would form the controlled vocabulary that is fundamental to quality assured resource description and discovery.
  6. Sample metadata records for expert review
    Using the metadata schema, develop sample metadata records. The goal would be to ensure these records and the translation appropriately reflected the education and cultural goals and language of your education system.
  7. Final testing
    Proceed to the final edits and adaptation of the schema and to providing the supporting documentation.