Many teachers were unaware of the courseware and equipment already placed in the schools, and have committed to ensure maximum utilisation, once the administrative and scheduling issues are sorted out.
Problems included storage of the materials without any examination of contents, and failure to distribute to the department.
Participants recognised the culture gap between the current state of typical Jamaican adolescent students and a product designed for global second language learners. The product Longmam English Interactive is supplied by Longman Pearson through Book Merchant, one of its Jamaican partners. Teachers were taken through their paces by technology integration specialist Howard Campbell at three locations across Jamaica May 19 to 21, 2009.