Frans Kalp | Deputy Principal, eLearning & Innovation
Ligbron Academy of Technology | South Africa

Frans Kalp, Deputy Principal, eLearning & Innovation, Ligbron Academy of Technology

Frans is currently the Deputy Principal of e-Learning & Innovation at Ligbron Academy of Technology in Ermelo. Responsibilities include among others management tasks, as well as the development and implementation of new e-learning methods at Ligbron.

He is also responsible for teacher development in the use of ICT in the classroom. Other responsibilities include the setup of IT systems to support all academic structures in the school.

Passionate about innovative solutions to support rural & under-performing school communities, Frans has visited more than 13 countries during the past 9 years to share his e-learning strategies for virtual classroom teaching. Notably, experiences gained by linking Ligbron to distance learning schools through ICT have thus far proven to be invaluable for an understanding of what could be achieved with ICT in education.

Currently, Frans is managing the “Ligbron Online Learning project” that share live Mathematics and Science lessons to Grade 11 and 12 learners of 50 secondary schools as far as 310 km from Ligbron Academy of Technology in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. The Ligbron Online Learning project shares live interactive lessons to  8954 Grade 12 learners with each session and the technology is used by more than 48079 learners in 50 Secondary Schools. Provinces included so far is Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng with Western Cape and KZN in progress.


EduTECH M.E. day 2 @ 12:10

Case study: "Ligbron Online Learning"

  •     Using video-conferencing and e-learning for collaborative learning
  •     Balancing the priority of IT, traditional pedagogy and school management
  •     The role of the wider school committee in ICT decisions
  •     Overcoming resistance to change

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